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Blind Golfer Encourages Students to Overcome Challenges

David Meador-102-LFour-time National Blind Golf Champion David Meador recently spoke to 300 students to kick off the Belmont and Beyond programs. Meador talked about Broken Eyes, Unbroken Spirit, his book about overcoming challenges.

He lost his sight when he was an 18-year-old freshman in college. On Christmas Eve, Meador was a passenger in his friend’s car when a wreck occurred. It was the turning point in his life, he said.

He said losing his sight changed his life forever. He showed his great sense of humor and shared several personal stories.  Meador said the greatest lessons blindness taught him are to let go of options that are not really important, focus on what is important and let go of fear. Meador told students to focus on their purpose.

He closed with a video about the Junior Blind Golf Association.

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