Olympians lobby Congress with contest
WASHINGTON -- Carlos Leon was a 20-year-old Marine sergeant when he broke his neck in a 2005 diving accident shortly after returning from duty in Iraq.
A program that's run jointly by the U.S. Paralympics and the Veterans Administration helped him become a Paralympic discus thrower.
"The program saved my life," he said. "I was sitting in a room doing nothing with my life when I learned about it. I'm here to raise awareness to make sure that the program continues for the military. ...
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