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Katie: Judo Paralympian with aniridia

To show what’s possible for a person with aniridia, we checked in with one competing in judo at the Tokyo Paralympics. Meet Katie, part of Team USA. I’m Katie Davis from Sacramento California. I was born with aniridia and nystagmus, … Continue reading

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Amanda: Goalball Paralympian with aniridia

To demonstrate the amazing things a person with aniridia can achieve, we interviewed one competing at their 3rd Paralympics in Tokyo. Amanda is part of Team USA, hoping to better her USA Women’s Goalball team’s bronze medal won in 2016. … Continue reading

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1,000 Miles in 200 Days Fundraiser

Laura Cartmill has aniridia and autism, which presents challenges for her everyday life. But she hasn’t let her impairments get in the way of her ambition to achieve and inspire. For example, she plays football at the Torquay United club … Continue reading

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Goggles and aniridia

Swimming is a very healthy and enjoyable activity, but with reduced vision and highly sensitive eyes due to aniridia, regular goggles may be of limited use. Children, for example, may find it difficult to see their instructors in swimming lessons. … Continue reading

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Half Marathon Fundraiser

Katja Lumezi’s daughter Tina was born with aniridia, and from the moment she was diagnosed they have received “immensely valuable” support from the Aniridia Network and Moorfields Eye Hospital. To show their gratitude, Katja ran the Hackney Half Marathon on … Continue reading

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Paul, aniridia and sports

I was born with aniridia and did the usual sports at comprehensive school. I was the only disabled person there never mind the only visually impaired pupil there. I never really liked playing rugby, football or cricket for the obvious … Continue reading

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Boxing Fundraiser for ANUK

David Simpson has taken part in the Judgement Day charity boxing contest at the York Hall arena in Bethnal Green, London. The event itself was raising money for Action for Children, but each boxer could also raise money for the charity … Continue reading

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2016 Paralympians with aniridia

Athletes with aniridia competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. Mary Fisher, New Zealand won gold in 100m backstroke S11 with a world record time and 4th or 6th in freestyle swimming at other lengths Amanda Dennis, USA won bronze with her … Continue reading

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Tandems and Cricket – Meeting 2016

The main Aniridia Network UK event of 2016 took place in Wallington, Surrey. In a change from our usual format, we spent the morning in a park. dry and clear, ideal for trying out tandem riding and visually impaired cricket. Lots of … Continue reading

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Aniridia doesn’t stop Jessica doing all kinds of sports

ByJessica I am 21 living in London, have partial aniridia and have never let it stop me from any kind of sport. know some people get worried about sporting with an eye condition like this and am fully aware that … Continue reading

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