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MEDAL QUEST

Ileana Rodriguez: "I’m asking you to swim!"

  • Aired: 07/26/2012
  • 03:15
  • Rating: NR
Ileana Rodriguez was a dancer in Cuba before a spinal cord injury. "All of us have challenges in our life," she says, as she remembers two teachers who made a difference: the high school coach who saw she was an athlete, and the Paralympics coach who pushed her to top-level competition.
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