Pierce went blind at the age of 22 after the ravaging effects of a neurological disease took his sight from him in just two weeks.
If that wasn’t challenging enough, the disease was to take even more of a toll on his body 17 years later as he started experiencing balancing problems.
He was soon diagnosed with a damaged cerebellum and restricted to life in a wheelchair.
“There was a moment of self-pity,” Pierce told Sports Illustrated. “That’s okay as long as you don’t stay there too long. I stayed in a wheelchair one year, eight months and 21 days. That tells you how I felt about it. It wasRead More »from Blind runner makes inspirational recovery to take on the Boston Marathon