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Jim Sanders was born with severe glaucoma in 1947 in what’s now Thunder Bay, Ontario. Although expected to go blind in childhood, he didn’t lose his sight entirely until age 36.
As a young person with visual impairment, Sanders faced his share of challenges. But he recalls adjusting relatively easily due to the strong support he received from his parents, 10 siblings, the school system – and the local branch of the CNIB.
Todd Nicholson’s achievements in sport have been outstanding, both on and off the ice. As a para-athlete, he enjoyed a brilliant career with Canada’s National Para-Ice Hockey Team, highlighted by five Paralympic Games appearances and three Paralympic medals. Nicholson won gold in Torino in 2006, silver in Nagano in 1998 and bronze in Lillehammer in 1994. He also won eight medals at World Championships.
Source: Athletics Canada
The athletics community is in mourning following the sudden and tragic death of Paralympic coach Ken Thom. Coach Thom died Sunday, Sept. 24, in Cape Town, South Africa, as a result of a scuba diving accident.