Posts Tagged ‘blind’

The Woman Who Never Quit Finding Her Way

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

“I could have been called the woman who fell through the cracks. I call myself the woman who never quit finding her way. That is my message to all of you. Don’t let anyone write your story for you, no matter who you are or what your disability is. You can’t let others define you. If they must try, make them define you by what you can do, not what you can not do.”

– Nancy Lind

Cerebral Palsy – Blind – Motivational Speaker

PS: Nancy also wanted to share that her eyes are very hyperactive and like to find their ways into interesting environments.

 

 

Blind Swimmer Brad Snyder Wins Gold in Paralympics

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Brad Snyder Blind SwimmerOlympic swimming looks like incredibly difficult work. In addition to trying to cruise through the water at amazing speeds, swimmers have to somehow figure out a way to see what they’re doing. Four years ago at the Beijing Olympics, Michael Phelps spoke about how challenging it was to win one of his gold medals after his goggles filled with water the second he dove into the pool. What is an already tall task becomes seemingly impossible without vision, which is what makes the story of Navy Lt. Brad Snyder so amazing.

Snyder lost his eyesight a year ago while serving in Afghanistan after stepping on on a hidden bomb. According to NBCNews.com, he initially thought he had blood or dirt in his eyes before his worst fears were realized. On Friday night, Snyder got back in the pool in search of a gold medal in London — and got it, one that would bring his total up to three medals (two gold, one silver) at the Paralympics.

Read full article here.

Local camp gives blind kids a chance to learn tennis

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Blind Tennis CampKomo 4 News played this story last month about kids that are blind, but are learning tennis at this camp run by a local high school girl! Check out the full story on Komo News.