Brad Snyder was deployed in Afghanistan when he stepped on an explosive device buried in the ground. From this event, he lost his sight and life as he knew it changed.
He had always been a competitive swimmer and found that the water was one place that he still felt free and independent. He used swimming to his advantage, eventually competing, and winning gold, in the Paralympics for the USA team.
Watch this video to hear his personal story about losing his vision.
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Stories of Service: Brad Snyder