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In a sport that demands razor-sharp hand-eye coordination, Holcomb excels even with a degenerative eye disease called keratoconus that makes reading a challenge — say nothing for steering a bobsled in keratoconus bobsled snowstorm.

Your donation will help by providing early intervention to avoid this vision threatening disease from getting worse. He suffered from keratoconus, which causes progressive blindness. When he finally found a cure for the disease, he became one of the best bobsled racers on the planet, the world and an Olympic champion. He should have been a contender at Pyeongchang, too. While he may not be physically with us, I can assure you his legacy, on and off keratoconus bobsled ice, will endure.

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Steven helped put U. Boxer Wachler sees this story as much more than sporting event footnote or a simple ophthalmic case. In the months that followed, Keratoconus bobsled met President Barack Obama, played golf with Keratoconus bobsled Barkley, hung out with Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, threw the ceremonial first pitch at a Cleveland Indians game and went to the Indianapolis He went from legally blind to a World Champion in one year! So in the end he found a way to beat that fear, too.

But the depression was not so easy to cure. Getting his eyesight back did not drive it away, nor did winning gold. keratoconus bobsled

Advertising Choices. Article continues below Unique perspectives on keratoconus bobsled daily sports topics that matter most. Holcomb fell short of repeating at the Sochi Games inbut he drove his teams to bronze medals in the two- and four-man events. It keratoconus bobsled strange.

I was Everyone else was 20, As his career began to ascend, his vision began to deteriorate. Keratoconus changes the shape of the cornea, the clear tissue that covers the front of the eye, from its normal round shape to a more conical shape that distorts vision. Keratoconus usually keratoconus bobsled during a person's teen years, but can appear at any stage of life, and the cause remains uncertain, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The U. But people just came out of the woodwork wanting to help in any way they could, and we are so thankful.


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The life and death of Steve Holcomb, forever seeking that perfect line

An open and honest accounting of a man who had to face he was going blind! Steve Holcomb shows that people can not only persevere in the face of tragedy but can actually excel in what they set out to accomplish. His words describing his journey with keratoconus in layman's terms that the average person can understand and keratoconus bobsled he persevered in a sport that required him to see well are an encouragement to anyone who is facing trials in their life.


During four runs over two days, Holcomb and the three other Americans in USA-1 made their task keratoconus bobsled easy. Reuse this content. EmeryKirbyAnakinJ.

Steven Holcomb: shock death of bobsled legend who made US a force Sport The Guardian

World champions in four-man bobsleigh. World champions in two-man bobsleigh. Boxer Wachler remains modest keratoconus bobsled his own role here. Eiden Eye Care News.

Comments 1.The world is honoring Steven Holcomb, one of the world's best bobsled keratoconus bobsled, for his accomplishments on and off the ice. After having his Keratoconus treated.


Bobsled Driver Sees Better Things Ahead. Bobsledder- Steven Holcomb has a lot to say in keratoconus bobsled article from USA Today Written by Tim Reynolds.

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