so pretty much I've been teaching longboarding for the past couple of months now and i get the odd natural kid who just is pure natural at riding a board. Justin is aged 11 and lives in melbourne, he had never been on a skateboard/longboard before or even thought about it. The amazing thing is justin is blind, he has no sight at all. From what i heard before i meet him justin has been to many schools because he was bullied about being visually impaired and that he had always wanted to try being on a skateboard/longboard.
The cool thing about him even though everyone told him he couldnt do things just because he is visually impaired, he still has confidence in himself to try new things. a thing i remember him saying was " this is the most fun ive had in a long time", which would truly make anyone happy. if anyone would like to offer justin something for longboarding that would be sweet (his family cannot afford much)ive already chucked in a helmet and gloves and knee pads for him so any help is great-fully needed.
so this isnt a long write about, i just wanted everyone to about this awesome kid.
thanks jason t