The Warrior Games 2013: One Iraq War Veteran Rides A Long Road To Recovery

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The Warrior Games 2013: One Iraq War Veteran Rides A Long Road To Recovery

by Nina Mandell
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Inspiring story about @will_reynolds, a @DeloitteUS consultant & competitor for @USArmy in the #WarriorGames

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 10:30am

When Will Reynolds, a 32-year-old retired soldier, bought his oldest son his first real bicycle, the 4-year-old looked at him with shining eyes.

"He's excited to have a bike like daddy," Reynolds said.

It's a common reaction among tots getting their first big boy bikes. But for Reynolds, who will compete in the 2013 Warrior Games for five days in Colorado Springs beginning on May 11, just being able to go on long bike rides is remarkable. It's something that required 23 surgeries, so there was a good chance that his son wouldn't ever be able to see him on a bike let alone on long training rides to prepare for a Warrior cycling event.

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About the Warrior Games

The Warrior Games, presented by Deloitte and organized by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), are designed to introduce wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to Paralympic sport competition and encourages them to stay physically active.  The competition will be held in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 11-16, 2013.  Two-hundred sixty injured service members and veterans will participate in the fourth annual event, representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy/Coast Guard, Air Force and Special Operations, as well as one international team from the U.K.  Teams will compete in seven sports including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track & field and wheelchair basketball. 

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