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From Disaster to Triumph - Gold Medalist Shares Story

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From Disaster to Triumph: An inspirational story of perseverance, overcoming obstacles & a gold medal winning performance

2012 Paralympic Gold Medalist Mallory Weggemann had her life changed on January 21, 2008.  A routine epidural to help treat back pain left the college freshman paralyzed from the waist down.  However, having been a competitive swimmer since the age of seven, she found one thing unchanged - her love for swimming.  On April 8, 2008, Mallory returned to the pool, and has been breaking national and world records ever since.  However, just days before the 2012 Paralympics, a controversial decision to move Mallory up a class left her competing against less disabled swimmers.  Nonetheless, she defied the odds and won Gold in the 50m freestyle, which became one of the signature races during the Games.

Mallory joins D-Talks to share her story!

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