For most people, being blind would put an end to their days of playing sports. 13-year-old Max Lamm isn’t most people.
Despite his blindness, Lamm dominated his weight class in a regional competition this summer to the tune of a 10-1 record. Max’s coaches at One More Period Wrestling see big potential in him, and say blindness is no obstacle for this relentlessly determined teenager. The heightened level of his remaining senses give him a greater feel for the sport than most his age.
Lamm lost his eye sight as an infant due to retinoblastoma, a rare and often fatal form of eye cancer. Doctors were able to clear Lamm of the cancer, but his eyesight was lost in the process. He’s never let his blindness define him, though. Thanks to his service dog Seal and an incredibly resilient disposition, Lamm lives a life not unlike most 13-year-olds.
Bleacher Report published a video today on Lamm’s remarkable story. Here it is:
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Source: Bleacher Report