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Stefan Leroy enlisted in the Army in 2010 and served his country for almost 5 years, reaching the rank of Sergeant. On deployment he served as a Cavalry Scout in Afghanistan. While his platoon was on patrol, two members hit IED’s. Stefan and his platoon moved to provide aid to them. While carrying them on stretchers on their way to the helicopter, Stefan stepped on an IED. He lost parts of both legs from the explosion – left above knee and right below knee. He also suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). He has received numerous commendations and awards including a Purple Heart and 2 Army Commendation Medals. He went though extensive medical treatment for his injuries and is 100% disabled.

In spite of everything that has happened to him, Stefan has become determined to not let his situation keep him from doing anything he wants to do. Stefan has become very active since his recovery. He runs marathons, cycles, handcycles, and wake surfs. He competes with Achilles Freedom Team, Team Semper Fi, and Wake for Warriors. Stefan Leroy completed a special two-week training program at Adaptive Training Foundation (ATF) under the ReIgnite program as he prepared to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games on September 23-30 in Toronto. This intensive training helped Stefan with his explosiveness in both running and throwing.

At the games, Stefan participated in all of the following events with fantastic results:

Discus – 12th
Shotput – 12th
100m – Heat 1 – 3rd
100m – Final – 8th
200m – Heat 1 – 5th
400m – Final – 5th
Indoor Rowing Four Minute Endurance – 5th
Indoor Rowing One Minute Sprint – 5th
Sitting Volleyball Team (5 Matches) – Bronze Medal
Swimming – 100m Freestyle – Bronze Medal
Swimming – 50m Backstroke – Silver Medal
Swimming – 50m Breaststroke – 7th
Swimming – 50m Freestyle – 7th

Guardian For Heroes is proud to provide the funding for Stefan Leroy to prepare for the games and we congratulate Stefan on participating in more events than any of the 81 other US athletes and earning one Silver Medal and two Bronze Medals.