Parasports January 26, 2018
Paralympian Matt Formston gives lessons in surfing to blind children in Australia
A group of visually impaired children from the New South Wales, a state on the east coast of Australia, had a life changing experience this week.
The children were part of a master class where they were taught surfing the waves.
The class was organised by Matt Formston who is a cycling Paralympian and world champion in adaptive surfing’s blind category. Vision Australia, a non-profit organisation in Australia was behind the initiative.
The aim of the class was to bring the children together in a group effort and also help them enjoy beyond their comfort level.
When visually impaired children meet others like themselves, they get more strength to face challenges and also feel less isolated.
The children were excited to feel the waves and the experience will remain with them for a long time to come.
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