Imagine running down a road lined by over a million people in a major city where the entire town shuts down to focus on you. Now, imagine running down this same road being blind. All those smiling faces and motivating signs turn into deafening cheers and a constant flow of energy that brings goosebumps and chills throughout your body. The pounding feet on pavement and the rhythmic sound of close to 40,000 of the world’s best runners expiring air at differing volumes overwhelms your senses. This is my Boston Marathon experience.
My name is Aaron Scheidies and I am an elite blind athlete that chose to run the Boston Marathon for more than just to experience its history and prestige, I chose Boston to become a part of a community. I run for Team With A Vision, a community within the larger Boston community empowering those with visual impairments to conquer their dreams. Team With A Vision also gives fully sighted individuals the opportunity to guide a blind or visually impaired individual, a very valuable educational experience. The bonds formed with other blind and visually impaired individuals and guides on Team With a Vision represent the aspect of community and camaraderie that separates the Boston Marathon from any other endurance event in the world. Read Full Article from JH Boston Marathon Site HERE