This Young Man From Belize is Blind But What He Has Achieved So Far-Amazing

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17-year old Rowan Garel from Belize has been blind since birth but what he has achieve so far is simply amazing. I can’t imagine being blind-the inability to do things that I now take for granted but blindness hasn’t stop Garel from living more than just a normal life.

Garel has so far;
-Raised money for kids to attend Summer Camp
-Climb the highest mountain in Belize
-Walked across Belize
-Became the first blind Belizean to dive the Great Blue Hole
-Featured in the children book “Climb, Walk, Dive” Adventures of Rowan Garel 
-This year headed off to attend Drew University in New Jersey

Garel proves that being blind should not be seen as a limitation. After climbing to the heights of Victoria Peak Garel said;

“I feel like I can FLY “

Rowan Garel from Belize is truly an inspiration, not just to people who are blind but for those who are looking to overcome limitations-physical or otherwise .

Here are some videos that captures Garel’s journey;

Rowan and his father at Victoria Peak
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Rowan Garel: Divng the Great Blue Hole
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Rowan’s Story Will Be Told in Taiwan
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Well done Rowan, I will definitely follow your journey-perhaps the first blind Belizean Prime Minister!

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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