Hurtling through the dark: Blind skier races up to 70 mph
There are so many of us that complain about anything and everything in life and never take the time to stop and realize just how good we have it. For the most part, we take the everyday blessings we have for granted.
Then we have a lady named <!–Danelle Umstead that can’t see but instead of sitting around feeling sorry hor herself, she took up skiing and it changed her life forever.
Danelle and with the assistance of her husband Rob, who serves as her eyes, have achieved what seems impossible; a blind skier that has learned to fly down the mountains at 70 miles per hour.
“The fear does creep into your mind and into your heart,” said Umstead, who competes on the US Paralympic Team. “You just have to use that mental training and harness that inner strength and let it go.”
Skiing at that level for a seeing person is difficult enough let alone someone that is blind.
As they ski down the mountains, Danelle takes signals from her husband that is in the lead.