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Bruce’s Story: Traveling

by Bruce Visser I was born with hearing loss and, as I grew up, slowly became deaf; as a teenager, I began to lose my vision. Later, as an...

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Jason’s Story: Running

by Jason Corning I am hard-of-hearing and have acromatopsia, which means I have difficulty seeing in bright light. I use sign language and voice for myself and have always...

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Sarah’s Story: Ice Hockey and Tae kwon do

Sarah K. McMillen Ice Hockey I grew up in Albany, New York, and attended a mainstream school in Albany; I am deaf and also have Usher syndrome. After high...

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Rachel’s Story: Triathlon

by Rachel Weeks When I was growing up, the question would often arise: ‘if given a choice, would you rather be blind or deaf?’ As a hearing impaired child,...

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Maricar’s Story: Running

by Maricar Marquez My first triathlon was the Seacrest-TOBAY Triathlon in Oyster Bay, New York. It consisted of three events: a 1.2-mile swim, a 9-mile bike ride, and a...

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Heidi’s Story: Mountain Climbing

by Heidi Zimmer I am a third-generation Californian, born in San Diego in 1951. My parents, who were scholars, didn’t have any specific expectations of what their children might...

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Cody’s Story: Power Lifting

by Cody Colchado My name is Cody and I currently work as a motivational speaker, strength & conditioning coach, high school trainer, and assistant manager for my family’s ranch,...

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Corrina’s Story: Ballet, Cheerleading, Rock Climbing, and Yoga

by Corrina Veesart I am a 33-year-old woman who is deafblind; I grew up loving a wide array of recreational and physical activities, including dance, cheerleading, yoga, rock climbing,...

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Recreational Wins for People with Deafblindness

Note: This series is adapted from a single inspirational page on the legacy aph.org website. In order to make the content a little easier to read, both for people who...

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Scott’s Story: Biking

by Scott Keeler Bass I was born deaf and as a young man became blind due to Usher syndrome. As a child, I enjoyed golfing and riding my bike,...

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