BLINDSTART of America
Helping the Blind Cross Finish Lines!
Jim Tiao
Jim Tiao has degenerative myopia (progressively worsening near-sightedness) but his vision was correctable with stronger and stronger glasses/contacts over the years until he had cataract surgeries...
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Trevor King
Trevor F. King, is three years old. He was born with detached retinas (congenital bilateral retina) so Trevor has been blind since his birth. He has had several surgeries in an attempt to reattach his retinas but the...
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Joel Centeno
Blind Runner Joel Centeno's vision has slowly been degrading over the years, but that hasn't kept him from athletic endeavors. Recent accomplishments include the Long Beach Marathon and the...
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Durrell Johnson
Durrell Johnson has always liked the military and law enforcement. As a kid he was involved in Karate class, in Junior High he took a law enforcement class, in High School he was very active in ROTC...
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Elizabeth Pezone
On November 6th 2013, one of our outstanding VIPs (Visually Impaired Persons) Elizabeth Pezone received the "EYE" Scholarship from Blind Start of America in the amount of $500. The scholarship money was...
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Lawrence Lancaster
Lawrence Lancaster is visually impaired yet he still manages to live life to its fullest. Not only is he a licensed massage therapist, but also an athlete, art lover, and a political activist. Lancaster's first challenge after...
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Venetta Davis
Ms. Davis is doing great things as a full time student at East Los Angeles College, in which she is specializing in the Chemical Dependency Program. It has a lot of psychology classes and focuses on drug abuse...
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Tanya Mora
If you saw me walking down the street you would never guess I was visually impaired. I started to lose my sight about two years ago. I lost things I took for granted, for example, driving and learning...
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Michael Yu
Six years ago I lost my sight and lost many things I love like riding motorcycles. Fortunately, I found that competing in Dragon Boat Races is my new passion. Please support my efforts to compete in Dragon...
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Wendy Tan
Hello friends and family, Two weeks ago Tom and I flew to Vancouver Canada along with 5 Visually impaired paddlers from Blind Start of America. We met 2 other blind teams from Canada and Oregon...
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