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A "Blind jump"!

Posted by Lionhearted 
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A "Blind jump"!
May 19, 2013 08:28AM
“Your disability doesn’t define you. Don’t use it as a barrier. You don’t know what you can achieve unless you try it.”
by Maria Giordano mother of Ottmueller

- a young girl who was born with underdeveloped optic nerves and can see at 20 feet what people with normal vision can see at 400 feet — a condition that will not improve, her optometrist said. She has little or no peripheral vision or depth perception.

Like Charlotte Brown both of Texas USA. Ottmueller, 17, and Brown, 15 are competing in their state track and field meets in the pole vault, pioneers with severe visual impairment who are further redefining who is considered an able-bodied athlete and who is considered a disabled one. In the past, athletes with disabilities were not accommodated in mainstream high school sports. Now, athletes like Ottmueller and Brown are not only competing, but also succeeding against their able-bodied peers.

winking smiley

LH
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