Blind Abilities Teen Correspondent Simon Bonenfant introduces us to Anthony Ferraro. Anthony shares his inspiring story of dealing with his blindness and a variety of life’s challenges, yet finding his own special means of rising above them all. Join Simon and Anthony as they chronicle Anthony’s early education, following in the footsteps of his father and brother and discovering that wrestling offered him the precise outlet he needed to overcome his anger, the challenges of his disability, and his unique relationship with his family. Anthony rose to become a champion in high school wrestling, is now competing at a world-class level in international Judo competitions and is speaking to youth and parent groups about his journey. Anthony is also a musician, performing publicly with his guitar and vocals, and of course, we include excerpts of Anthony’s music and speeches in this podcast. Also listen as Anthony describes his nonprofit organization whose goal is to influence transition-aged blind youth and their parents to set their goals high and achieve excellence.
Please sit back and enjoy this fascinating, 30-minute chat with Anthony Ferraro.
You can find out about Anthony, request that he speak to your group, follow his athletic achievements as he moves towards the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo, and hear his music on his web site, and YouTubePage.:
You can send an email to Anthony at: A@ASFVision.com
* Here is a link to the Trailer for the film about Anthony’s high-school wrestling ambitions, A Shot in the Dark:
* And here is a link to the video made by Anthony’s late brother Oliver about youth dealing with blindness, Find The Light, Shine The Light:
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