A Las Vegas mother plans to tackle a marathon this November. While plenty of moms attempt and complete such feats, Terri Rupp intends to cross the finish line despite living with blindness. Rupp, a mother to two and the president of the National Federation of the Blind of Nevada, was diagnosed at roughly five years old with optic nerve atrophy, an often progressive disease that damages the nerve connecting the eyes to the brain, and causes blindness. The condition is incurable.
“Disability doesn’t define us,” she says. “What defines us is how we live our lives."
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“Blindness Can't Stop Me from Living the Life I Want to Live”