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He's going 70 mph, with few visual cues
Seattle native and paralympic skier Mark Bathum is representing the United States in South Korea.
Mark Bathum has retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease. “I look at the world it's as though I'm seeing through toilet paper tubes,” he said during a medical checkup at UW Medicine before heading to South Korea to participate in the Paralympics.
Patients like Mark inspire the rest of us by rising above life's challenges, said sports-medicine specialist Brian Krabak. “That doesn't stop him from continuing to be active and from continuing to do things."