As Vince Lombardi once said, "Winners never quit and quitters never win." As any athlete knows, it takes determination and commitment to play any sport. Josh Crary and the Long Island Bombers are the perfect examples. Their stories of courage and dedication, while being visually impaired shows that there is no limit when you put your mind to something.
Since Josh Crary was born, he has had vision problems. At first, doctors thought glasses would be the solution. But, at age 14 Josh was diagnosed with Choroideremia, a condition that's characterized by the progression of vision loss. Over time, Josh slowly lost his vision, but not his determination to spend time with his father and continue to do what he loves.
Josh and his father have always had trouble finding activities they could do together, until they found running. Unfortunately, months after the 2012 Boston Marathon, Josh Crary's father and mother passed. Now, Josh Crary runs to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where his father received treatment. His passion for the sport and his determination to keep his father's memory alive inspires us all. See his story below.
Ted Fass is the Director of the Long Island Bombers. This group is filled with devoted athletes who show us that anyone can play baseball. Through their modified game called "beep baseball", they use special equipment and their own senses to play. The Bombers gives an outlet to the visually impaired and blind, where they are able to engage in a competitive game and bond with people with the same abilities. Their dedication towards the sport shows the heart needed to be a true athlete.
Josh Crary and the Long Island Bombers show that there is no limit to what people can do and like true athletes, they devote themselves to doing what they love no matter the obstacles.