Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

Reid My Mind Radio: Jake Olson – It’s A Snap!

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

During the month of September while I was fully focused on #PennyPushUps2015; the Reid Family’s Fundraiser and Awareness Campaign supporting children with eye cancer, a related story almost slipped past my radar. I received an email about the story of a USC Long Snapper who was blind. The sender suggested I should feature this individual on Gatewave Radio.


I moved the email to my Gatewave folder and made a mental note to research the story further once I could focus more, i.e. after September.

Well, it just so happens that this young man is a retinoblastoma survivor himself.

Check out this latest story for Gatewave Radio featuring Jake Olson.

I included a little something extra for the Reid My Mind Radio version so make sure you listen through.



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#PennyPushUps2015 Day 12 – Brian’s Story Part Two: Taking Flight

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Continuing with Brian we hear about his decision on whether or not to play football and how that eventually leads to his career.

Plus, for those of us who grew up with monocular vision, you may have been under the impression that this one thing would always be out of your reach. Brian has some news to share!


*World Eye Cancer Hope needs your support. These stories don’t just help spread awareness, there’s something inside for us all. Please consider joining the #PennyPushUps2015 Team…

“Life and Sight for Every Child”


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Reid My Mind Radio – The Blind Advantage?

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

This latest Gatewave Radio story features Aaron Scheidies, an Endurance Athlete with vision loss. His experience participating in triathlons for over 10 years has been unlike what we often hear about athletes with disabilities who are more often praised and considered inspirational. ! Collage of endurance athlete, Aaron Scheidies running, cycling and swimming.
Photo collage by Raven Reid

Arron’s ability to compete with athletes without disabilities has brought some to credit his success to what they consider to be his edge; “The Blind Advantage.”

After taking a listen, check out Aaron as he works toward his latest goal; #Road2Rio – 2016 Paralympics.

Reid My Mind Radio – Meet Iron Woman – Amy Dixon

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

A few weeks ago, I brought you the story of Daredevil, the blind super hero…

Today, a self-narrated profile of Iron Woman. When not biking, running and swimming, this mild mannered tri-athlete is Sommelier Amy Dixon.

Since becoming blind, she’s lost over 50 pounds and is pacing her way towards the Olympics in Rio. If you’re interested in learning just how she did that or what resources are available for blind athletes; first play the audio and then check out the additional resources courtesy of Amy.


Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

Friday, August 15th, 2008

I recently read about two men who are preparing to venture out on a 8 day5 city tour of 6 ball parks with the intent on  raising awareness of baseball fans who are blind and visually impaired.


This is how they intend to report back:


Brian and Rick will be chronicling each stage of the trip with audio, video and written reports on They will be using adaptive technologies such as screen readers and screen magnifiers on their lap top computers as well as adaptive cell phones and PDAs to send their multi media reports to the site.


For more on the Seeing Eye Single Tour visit – “The Mind of Brian Charlson”