Legally Blind Texas Teenager Excels in Track and Field Events
by Scott Truax
In the spirit of the Paralympics, now being broadcast from London, we thought you might enjoy this terrific story about a 14-year-old Texan who participates in basketball and runs cross country, and even holds her high school's record in the pole vault. Charlotte Brown is legally blind, with 20/400 vision in her right eye, while the left senses only light and dark.
Hats off to her parents, as well, who despite some initial concerns have fully supported their daughter's athletic pursuits. "Her mom and I have never said 'can't' and we've never said 'why,'" said Brown's dad, "We've only asked 'How?'"
Thank you to the Dallas Morning News for this great article, and accompanying video.
Re: Legally Blind Texas Teenager Excels in Track and Field EventsPosted by Suesethi on 9/7/2012 at 7:49 AM
I have my little one 2.5yrs old and right from the time he was diagnosed Aniridia and Nystagmus, we never said CAN'T for him But always wondered HOW. This has suported our little one to reach all his milestones so well.
Thanks to all the parents on this Blog for supporting each other by sharing their stories and believing their loved ones.
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