In April, First Lady Michelle Obama visited the U.S. Olympic Committee’s training base in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she met, among others, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder, blinded last September in an explosion in Afghanistan.
He said at that April ceremony, “I’m not going to let blindness build a brick wall around me. I’d give my eyes 100 times again to have the chance to do what I have done, and what I can still do.”
In London Friday, at the Paralympics, Snyder won gold swimming in the men’s 100-meter freestyle (category S11). Here is a link to his medal ceremony: http://ow.ly/dnJCU