Retinitis Pigmentosa, Rowing For Gold and Olympic Dreams – Victoria Nolan

Retinitis Pigmentosa, Rowing For Gold and Olympic Dreams – Victoria Nolan

Victoria Nolan shares her story of vision loss due to Retinitis Pigmentosa and how she was drawn to start rowing at age 30, eventually earning a spot on the Canadian national adaptive rowing team. Victoria further shares stories of her experience as a guide dog handler and her current training for the Tokyo Olympic Games.



About the author:

Victoria was born with a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa, but she asserts that facing the challenge of going blind was actually an opportunity – a chance to develop her grit and inner strength. Her determination propelled her to pursue excellence on Canada’s Para-Rowing Team. She and her team have won seven medals for Canada, including gold when they broke the world record at the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand. Victoria is now Head, Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement, for the new CNIB Guide Dogs program: following a 17 year career as a teacher in the Toronto District School Board. She is an author, tv host and proud member of Ontario’s Standards Development  Committee for Accessibility in Education.

Link for her audiobook:

https://www.audiobooks.com/audiobook/beyond-vision-the-story-of-a-blind-rower/232043

Website:

https://blindrower.com/

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