Legally Blind Texas Teenager Excels in Track and Field Events

Scott TruaxIn 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.