Blind Gal Competes in Iditarod

Man, you really gotta admire
. Here we are complaining about the nasty weather coming this way, while
Rachael Scdoris  is competing this minute as one of more
than six dozen mushers in the grueling Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. It’s not just that she’s competing. It’s that
she is legally blind.

Scdoris suffers from congenital achromatopsia, a genetic disorder that affects the eye’s ability to take in images.
Her father, Jerry, is a champion musher who in 2003 founded the Atta Boy 300 Oregon World Cup “Race for Vision,” which
promotes research in ophthalmology.