February 13, 2015 @ 12:04 PM
by Ryan Thomason, Deaf/Blind and Running
"I am going Deaf/Blind. I don't run from my disease, I run outside." -Ryan Thomason
My name is Ryan Thomason, I am 32 years old and I am going deaf/blind from Usher Syndrome Type Two. I’m married to an amazing wife with two kids who very much keep my life full to the max.
I’ve always considered myself an athlete. Growing up, my brother and I found a way to drag the neighbor kids into some kind of sport. Whether it was basketball on our back yard court, football in the perfect rectangle that was the neighbors, or in the baseball field we dug out of the old pasture behind where we all lived. In high school I was a starter on Varsity football on both ............