Gabe George heads to the 2022 DOD Warrior Games

Gabe George heads to the 2022 DOD Warrior Games

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — “Bodily exercise is my remedy. Motion is my life,” says Gabriel George, also called “The One-Armed Archer.”

These days, it is arduous to discover a second when he is sitting nonetheless. In between scuba diving, pickleball, and golf, Gabe is coaching for the upcoming DOD Warrior Video games in Orlando, the place injured veterans compete in numerous totally different adaptive sports activities.

“You come out to this occasion just like the Warrior Video games and you discover out you are in a blizzard filled with different snowflakes. While you create a blizzard you are highly effective collectively. You see people who find themselves truly bodily going by what you are going by. Someone truly understands you,” Gabe explains.

Gabe joined the Navy in 2004 and was injured in a motorbike accident in 2008. The accident left him with a backbone harm and injury to his proper arm which lately needed to be amputated.

“They labored on me 12 hours straight, put blood, sweat, and tears and saved me alive,” he remembers of that night time. Regardless of his accidents, Gabe continues to see the positives in life and is energetic in a wide range of organizations geared toward serving to different wounded veterans heal. “I discovered issues that preserve me going. I discover my gold medals earlier than I even become involved with one thing.”

That is Gabe’s second and last time competing on the DOD Warrior Video games. He beforehand competed within the 2022 Invictus Video games and has his sights set on the 2024 Paralympic Video games.

The DOD Warrior Video games are being hosted on the ESPN Large World of Sports activities Advanced on the Walt Disney World Resort. Disney is the mum or dad firm of ABC Localish.

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