USA Blind Hockey Brief – Charlie Mitchell, member Team USA and the Washington Blind Hockey Club (WBHC), was recently featured in Spark Therapeutics’ aSharedVision where he discussed his diagnosis and how he found renewed hope despite his vision loss through blind hockey. “Blind hockey has been life changing for me,” said Mitchell.
Charlie also highlighted a favorite moment as part of Team USA. “We played an exhibition game in Minnesota in February at the state’s big para-hockey festival. Kids who are visually impaired or living with other disabilities came out to watch, asking the players for autographs, sharing high fives, and dreaming of what they might be able to do someday. They are thinking, ‘I could play on Team USA one day, despite my visual impairment. That’s really cool to see. To just know that you have the opportunity to inspire the next generation.”
The full article is available on the aSharedVision website.