Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Infinite Hope the Paralympic Games Bring out the Best

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Infinite Hope the Paralympic Games Bring out the Best

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There are few better examples of bouncing back from life's difficulties than the athletes competing at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro through next Sunday.

There is U.S. swimmer Brad Snyder, who lost his vision when an IED exploded near him as he patrolled with a Navy SEAL unit in Afghanistan in 2011. A former captain of the Naval Academy swimming team, he found solace in the pool and won two gold medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

"I didn't like that everyone was so distraught and so messed up [after his injury]. I'm used to having a positive impact on people. Swimming, in the beginning, was a way to turn that on its head," Mr. Snyder told The Washington Post.

Australian rower Erik Horrie was 7 years old when his parents dropped him off at an orphanage. …

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