Fighting Blind

But imagining that they are not there does not describe blindness. Imagining a lack of color, or a world where it is always night, doesn't really correlate to being completely blind. Pondering a world where darkness has no dimension and ...

Author: Ivan Castro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466887985

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper’s post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro’s life as well. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was medevac’d to Germany more dead than alive. His lungs were collapsed. He couldn’t hear. One eye had been blown out, the nerve to the other severed. In the weeks and months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he eventually fought his way back to health through exercise and a single-minded goal: running a marathon. Once he set his course, there was no stopping him. Stubborn to a point that at times bordered on insanity, he managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. Since 2007, he has run over two dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013, where he was one of the runners diverted when the bombs exploded. Today, Castro helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were “sighted.” Fighting Blind, this frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds: an Unbroken for the present generation.
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The Blind Man of Hoy

Ron Kauk From the outset Matthew had been adamant that the story of a blind person attempting Britain's most iconic ... I had contacted RP Fighting Blindness, a small charity whose sole mission is to make Retinitis Pigmentosa history.

Author: Red Szell

Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781910124239

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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From the moment I watched a documentary of Chris Bonington and Tom Patey climb the perpendicular flanks of the Old Man of Hoy I knew that my life would not be complete until I had followed in their footholds. That was in 1983 when I was thirteen. Within months I was tackling my first crags and dreaming of standing atop Europe's tallest sea stack with the Atlantic pounding 450 feet below. Those dreams went dark at nineteen when I learned I was going blind. I hung up my harness for twenty years and tried to ignore the twinge of desire I felt every time The Old Man appeared on TV.' Middle aged, by now a family man, crime novelist and occasional radio personality, Red Szell's life nonetheless felt incomplete. He was still climbing, but only indoors until he shared his old, unforgotten, dream with his buddies, Matthew and Andres, and it became obvious that an attempt had to be made. With the help of mountain guides Martin Moran and Nick Carter, and adventure cameraman Keith Partridge, supported by family and an ever growing following, Red set out to confront the Orcadian giant.
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A Guide to Planning and Support for Individuals who are Deafblind

American Foundation for the Blind 11 Penn Plaza , Suite 300 , New York , NY 10001 tel : 800 232 5463 , 212 502 7600 email ... Foundation Fighting Blindness Executive Plaza 1 , Suite 800 , 536 John McInnes.

Author: John M. McInnes

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802042422

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 598

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Leading experts address such problems as identification of deafblindness, planning and intervention, development, family support, and education for parents and professionals who work with people who have been deafblind from birth or a very early age.
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Older Americans Information Directory

New York Public Library Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 2745 Mid - Manhattan Library ... for the Blind 3346 Rhode Island Regional Council of the Blind 1133 RP Foundation Fighting Blindness ( RPFFB ) 299 ...

Author: John Krol

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0810389940

Category: Social Science

Page: 728

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Includes over 5,500 entries on topics of interest to aging citizens
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Beta Earth Paradise

He is a veteran to fighting and durable when it comes to his pain threshold. However, fighting blind has lowered his morale. Reaver's wild slashes, turn into wild punches as the Forsaken quickly disarm him and kick away his claws.

Author: J.R. Napier

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530210770

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

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The exciting and inspirational conclusion to the Beta Earth Series. Beta Earth: Paradise follows the events of Beta Earth: Awakening. The final battle has arrived. The only battle that truly matters. The fight for our Paradise.
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Willful Blindness

sayyid Nosair, a co-defendant in the Blind Sheikh's eventual American prosecution. It is also echoed by such former CIA Afghanistan ... In a rousing 1988 oklahoma city speech, for example, Azzam declared: “the jihad, the fighting, ...

Author: Andrew C. McCarthy

Publisher: Encounter Books

ISBN: 9781594032134

Category: History

Page: 362

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Explores the twisted world of Islamic terror in an examination of how terrorists's skill at using and abusing the U.S. legal system has led to redefining war as a normal criminal issue in the courts.
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Blind Welfare

Gingersnap is fighting a losing battle with a disorder that Not The Only Cure ...... is slowly killing her retinas . “ By the time she'd be 5 , she'd probably be blind , " said Kristina Narfstrom , a The Optobionics chip is just one of ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112085972138

Category: Blind

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Delivering Aid

Just as the new building fell short in helping blind workers , the Adult Blind Home also failed to fulfill its ... Fighting for Blind Benefits Efforts both to expand and upgrade Colorado's Industrial Workshop for the Blind as well as ...

Author: Thomas A. Krainz

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826330258

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

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Examines welfare, or 'relief' as it was termed, at the beginning of the twentieth century utilising Colorado county records to assess how rural areas balanced demands on their limited resources. Historians have heretofore focused on welfare in urban settings but Thomas Krainz provides the first account of public assistance in a rural area where locals had to prioritise recurring social issues (disabilities, widows and orphans, and so forth). Universal assistance was offered to the blind as well as injured or unemployed males, but aid for unwed mothers and indigent children often faltered. Contemporary historians who have discussed early twentieth-century relief developments have failed to explain transformations in the systems that occurred and what elements and events shaped policies during this period. Instead, their focus has mainly been to link Progressive Era programs with the later New Deal programs of the 1930s. Krainz examines each side of the welfare issue, the providers and the receivers, with a look at how both evolved over time to accommodate more demands and fewer resources.
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Rescuing Virgins A Guide To Virgin Islands Sports Collectibles

The most famous of his fights was his two exciting matches with Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler. ... of Ray's boxing matches he was technically fighting blind due to the damage sustained to his eyes during previous boxing matches.

Author: Enrique Corneiro

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387565153

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 150

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Rescuing Virgins: A Guide to Virgin Islands Sports Collectibles tells the stories of 100 Virgin Islands athletes that have gone on to play professional sports at the highest levels. Sports categories include baseball, basketball, football, boxing, horse racing, volleyball, mixed martial arts, sailing, skiing, motor sports and Olympics.
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Bruce Lee Fighting Spirit

Because Longstreet is blind , Lee cannot get him to become more aware of his peripheral sight , but he can get him to expand his overall awareness through listening more attentively .

Author: Bruce Thomas

Publisher: Frog Books

ISBN: 1883319250

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 356

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This is the only independent biography of Bruce Lee, and it is complete in terms of both the martial arts and the movies.
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