Visually impaired skateboarders have been in the news lately: In Calgary, Alberta, Skateboard Academy Collective’s groundbreaking lessons are showing a generation that skating is a viable option. One of the guests of the SAC program was Dan Mancina, someone who is living proof that adaptive methods work. REAL‘s latest “Actions Realized” campaign highlights Mancina’s resourcefulness (he recently released a part, years after losing his eyesight).
The above video will amaze and inspire you. Full YouTube caption:
“Dan Mancina is no different than any skateboarder—he loves every second of it and doesn’t let anything get in his way. While losing his eyesight at the age of 23 due to a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa cast a spotlight on him in the skateboard community, he was already a strong part of it. After the first time he skated with the REAL team he was instantly a part of the crew. With Dan’s help we worked on a special Actions REALized board designed specifically for the visually impaired.”