Sami Stoner running with Chloe, her seeing-eye dog
16-year-old Sami Stoner loves running cross-country. So much so that, when in the 8th grade she began to succumb to Stargardt’s Disease (a hereditary form of macular degeneration that causes irreversible blindness), she refused to give up the sport.
Sami now runs with Chloe, her golden retriever and the first-ever seeing-eye dog sanctioned to compete in Ohio. Sami’s coach welcomed Chloe to the team as member #49, purple jersey and all ;)
This super-girl, who says that her family’s faces are what she most misses being able to see, wisely says, If you care enough about [something], just try to find a way to do it, because I bet there is a way.
You bet there is!
See Sami and Chloe in action here:
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