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Is Rio Next For This Athlete With Disabilities?

In 2010, she was critically injured while working as a combat medic in Iraq. The incident left her in critical condition and hooked up to life support, but Sergeant Elizabeth Marks refused to stay down. After she recovered, she not only pushed to stay on active duty, but she also became a world class swimmer. Now this athlete with disabilities is inspiring others, and the sports world has noticed. What It Takes To Win An ESPY Sgt. Marks fought through a rigorous medical review four years ago to be declared fit for active duty. Her bilateral hip injuries had robbed her left leg of sensation, but an IDEO prosthetic helped her push through the hardship. She relied on her military family to inspire her, and that led her to compete in the Invictus Games. Sgt. Marks left the games with four gold medals around her neck, but the winning isn’t…
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