He Lost His Eyesight — and Became an Athlete

In 2009, Tony Duenas suffered a sudden retinal detachment that left him permanently blind, the Los Angeles Times reports. At the time, he was also overweight, out of shape, and had problems with his blood pressure. “It was scary,” he she told the Times. “I didn’t know what I could do. I was blind....

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Beloved ASL Interpreter Dies of Covid-19

Patty Sakal, an American Sign Language interpreter who translated updates about the coronavirus for deaf Hawaiians, died on Friday of complications from Covid-19, The New York Times reports. She was 62. Ms. Sakal worked as an A.S.L. interpreter for nearly four decades in a variety of settings, and...

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