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Offline responsiblek9

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Blind high school vaulter in Texas nearly medals
« on: May 10, 2014, 07:32:01 PM »
http://www.ksla.com/story/25477666/blind-high-school-vaulter-in-texas-nearly-medals
Blind high school vaulter in Texas nearly medals
KSLA-TV-17 hours ago
Emory Rains High School's Charlotte Brown with her guide dog, Darth Vader, as she competes in the Girls 3A pole vault in the UIL State Track & Field meet,
A thousand miles you walked with me ,
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  Down many a lonely place, On darkened  paths and streets

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Re: Blind high school vaulter in Texas nearly medals
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 01:16:15 PM »
It's awesome what someone can do with the right mix of tenacity and accommodations!  :biggrin:
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Re: Blind high school vaulter in Texas nearly medals
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 02:05:20 PM »
Now that's a name for a guide dog.  Someone hassles you and the force will take them out.
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Re: Blind high school vaulter in Texas nearly medals
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 02:22:53 PM »
Now that's a name for a guide dog.  Someone hassles you and the force will take them out.

Yes!

Look up photos of people doing what's called "vadering".

Well, here's a dog vadering:
http://www.lememe.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/tumblr_mxz06gKXaB1r0wqrdo1_500.jpg
 
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Re: Blind high school vaulter in Texas nearly medals
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 05:11:12 PM »
Wait...Tardis does that every night when I'm passing out dinner.  Do you mean he's trying to practice using the force on me????
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