Get-hooked January 29, 2018
Blind 85-year-old professor thrills with her moves on the slopes
For 85-year-old Gillian Lindt, a retired Columbia University professor, age is nothing more than a number.
Lindt, who lives in the United States but is originally from Scandinavia, has led quite the life.
She suffers from macular degeneration, and is completely blind in one eye and can only occasionally see movement in her other. But that does not stop her from showing her moves on the slopes on skis. She says that when she is on the ski, she glides.
Gillian lost her sight 14 years ago, but thanks to the help of a two-way radio and a special instructor in her ear, she manages the slopes quite well.
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