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Army specialist finds strength in wheelchair basketball

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A collision with a fuel tanker just two months into his deployment changed Specialist Brent Garlic's life forever, but now, the Georgia native is finding a new strength in wheelchair basketball at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs.

"I suffered broken bones, face, shoulder, collarbone, double compound fractures of the spine and hip and ribs, lungs collapsed, concussion, you name it," Garlic said.

The accident shook Garlic to the core. The soldier who was once close to playing professional basketball in Europe while he was deployed there suddenly didn't know what his future would hold.