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Mallory Weggemann / TEDx via youtube:
In 2008, Mallory Weggemann, a talented swimmer and college freshman, received an epidural injection to help treat back pain, but complications with the procedure left her paralyzed from the waist down. Mallory has remained on a positive life trajectory, and never lost her competitive drive. She found herself back in the pool just a few months later, but this time adjusting to a new set of rules without having the use of her legs. Since then, she has had a fruitful career as a Paralympic swimmer; winning Gold in the S8 50 meter freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics, doing so in record time. If given the choice to go back in time, she would never change what happened, as that is what has made her into the strong, brave person she is today.
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