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Warrior Games News Feature | Christy Gardner – No Holding Back This Warrior Athlete

Christina Gardner Competing at DoD Warrior Games in Chicago

Warrior Games News | No Holding Back This Warrior Athlete

Chicago:   July 5, 2017

Christy Garner, an athlete competing at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago, is an inspiration to all.  Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Jonathan Word features Ms. Gardner as a model of courage, recovery and perseverance.

“Words such as “can’t” or “no” seemingly do not apply to 2017 DoD Warrior Games athlete Christy Gardner. After suffering a spinal-cord injury in 2006 that left her paralyzed, and subsequently having both legs amputated, she is competing in her first Warrior Games and apparently nothing is holding her back.

“It’s a little overwhelming, but it’s really exciting to be here,” said Gardner. “To be back part of a unit is huge. Everyone has each other’s back again like being in a squad.”

No one could be blamed for expecting Gardner to take things easy for the rest of her life, but that’s before you get to know her.

“I was a U.S. Army Sergeant in the Military Police Corps. 82nd MP Battalion out of Ft. Hood,” said Gardner. “I got hurt in the summer of 2006, I was on a peace keeping mission overseas. I suffered two skull fractures and some facial fractures. In the medivac, they accidentally injured my spinal cord,” she explained.”

To read the full article on the DVIDs web site, click here.


Video – 2017 Warrior Games ‘Anthem’ – ‘Show for You’

Video – 2017 Warrior Games ‘Anthem’ – ‘Show for You’

Watch an inspiring video featuring United States Marine Corps Veteran Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder whom is headed to the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago.  Join her and other inspiring heroes from June 30th to July 7th.

The video features inspiring service members and athletes including:

  • U.S. Army Spc. Stephanie Morris
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Brian Fogarty
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder
  • U.S. Navy Veteran Petty Officer 1st Class Ryan Shannon
  • U.S. Coast Guard Veteran Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristen Esget
  • U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel “DT” Del Toro

The song, “Show for You,” is performed by the renown musician, Sam Moore and the Chicago Children’s Choir.  The video was produced by the highly respected Weird Life Films.

To view the video on YouTube, click here.

Schedule Information:  

Warrior Games 2017 Schedule & Family Program

Lyrics to “Show for You”

“I will do whatever it takes
I will show my face
I will bear my teeth
I will show my strength
You will not believe
I’ll fly
I’ll run
I’ll row
I’ll show for you
I’ll dive
I’ll fall
I’ll roll
I’ll show for you
I will show for you”





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