Blind Man Runs In Honor Of Deceased Parents
Josh Crary always had trouble seeing. Since the day he was born, he had poor vision and thought glasses would be the solution to his problem. Unfortunately, at age 14 Josh was diagnosed with the degenerative retinal condition known as choroideremia, which was much worse than anything he imagined. Eventually, he was officially blind.
As a way to supplement the activities he could no longer do, he began training for the Boston Marathon. Training runs were a bonding moment with his father that replaced the things they used to do when he could see. But after completing his first marathon in 2012, both of his parents tragically passed away.
"Life can throw you lemons or grenades, but as long as we hold out together, things can get better over time," said Josh. "That is the message I try to get out in my racing."
Josh now runs in honor of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where his father was treated before he passed. Josh hopes that by running he can connect with others in similar situations and inspire them to go after their dreams!
For more information on Josh's story, check out his blog: http://bostonblindrunner.com