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Melissa Stockwell: "I Am A Lover Of Life"

July 25, 2016, 11:51 a.m. (ET)


After serving as a first lieutenant in the Iraq War, Melissa Stockwell was selected for the U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team in 2008 — the first Iraq veteran chosen for the Paralympics. Since her last Paralympic appearance in 2008, Stockwell has become a wife, a mother and an unstoppable triathlete. A three-time paratriathlon world champion, Stockwell is going for her first Paralympic gold medal in Rio.