This is Walt. Walter is 54 years old and works as an international tax lawyer from San Francisco.
Nine years ago Walt went blind because of a rare genetic predisposition called Retinitis Pigmentosa. In 6 months he went from having full sight to 95% blindness.
After falling flat while crossing the street one day he decided to stop being a poorly functioning sighted person and start being a highly functioning blind person. From that moment on, things got easier for Walt.
This year he is doing a Swedish Classic which includes swimming 3km in an ice melt river, running 30km around an island, skiing 90km throughout the countryside, and biking 300km around a lake.
So next time it’s hard to overcome your limitations, think of Walt who’s blind but still see things very clear and just do it.
- Swimming practice in the apartment complex pool area.
- Portrait from Walt’s balcony.
- Training for cross country skiing (nordic skiing).
- Behind the scenes – 1 second before Walt punches me in my crotch.
PS. The text is from 2015.