Mental Wellness, Podcast

#30 Lex Gillette, Finding Vision

Today – you’ll meet Lex Gillette. Lex is a four-time silver medalist in the Paralympics for the long jump. What makes his feat especially incredible, is that he’s blind. He is the correct world record holder in the long jump and the only totally blind athlete to ever eclipse the 22-foot barrier in the long jump.

He’s been featured on Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The New York Times and many more.

He was just 8 years old when he lost his sight.

Lex says “No Need for Sight When You Have Vision.”

We talk about what it was like to suddenly not be able to see, how he has been able to be so successful in a visual world and what it’s like to walk out for the paralympic games. You’ll also learn about something we can all take into our own lives – how you don’t have to have sight to have a vision.

You can hear the episode by clicking on the play button at the top of this article. You can also listen to it on iTunes, Google Play Music or right here online.

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