Beyond Her Limits

Scdoris, Rachael; Fanning, Karen
March 2005
Scholastic Scope;3/7/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 14, p14
The article reports that Rachael Scdoris is living her dream, while racing in the Iditarod. She is the first blind person ever to compete in Alaska's famous 1,100-mile dog-sled race. She was born with a vision disorder called congenital achromatopsia. After eight years of begging, her dad finally let her go on a run by herself. He gave her two very experienced lead dogs, and they went for a one-mile run. Afterward, she felt every happy feeling one could feel. She just remembers being thrilled.


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