Blind Woman Bowls


BOWLER AND THEN SHE LOST HER SIGHT. BUT SHE IS NOT LETTING THAT STOP HER FROM DOING WHAT SHE LOVES. WE ARE LIVE IN STOCKTON WITH MORE ON HER INSPIRING COME BACK. Reporter: WE ARE HERE AT PACIFIC AVENUE BOWL FOR A MONUMENTAL MOMENT. WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU RIGHT NOW TO THIS 75-YEAR-OLD WHO HAS AN INCREDIBLE STORY THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU. WE ARE ON THE LANE AND ABOUT TO BOWL. BOWLING HAS BEEN HER PASSION FOR MANY YEARS, BUT WHAT STOPPER FROM GETTING BOWLING IS THAT FOUR YEARS AGO YOU LOST YOUR SIGHT. SHE ACTUALLY FOUND A BOWLING LEAGUE SHE WAS ABOUT TO JOIN BUT HAD AN ACCIDENT THAT SENT HER TO THE HOSPITAL, AND WHILE SHE WAS THERE THEY FOUND OUT THAT HER OVERBEARING CANCER RETURNED FOR THE THIRD TIME. SO FOR OVER A YEAR YOU HAVE BEEN SORT OF BEDRIDDEN. THAT’S RIGHT. Reporter: HOW DOES IT FEELS TO BE BACK BECAUSE IT IS BOWLING THAT INSPIRED YOU TO FINALLY GET UP AND A FEW WEEKS AGO YOU DECIDE THAT YOU WOULD GET UP AND STAND ON YOUR FEET. I HAVE BEEN LEARNING TO WALK AND HAVE BEEN SO EXCITED TO TRY AND COME AND BOWL AGAIN. I HAVE A BE POSITIVE ATTITUDE, AND I THINK EVERYBODY SHOULD TRY TO DO THE BEST THEY CAN DO. THIS BECAUSE YOU HAVE AN ILLNESS IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT YOU CANNOT GET UP AND LEARN TO DO THINGS. Reporter: ALL OF THIS MORNING SHE HAS BEEN HAVING SUCH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE ABOUT HER CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU THE TATTOO ON HER ARM AND THAT IS HER MOTTO, BE POSITIVE. DON’T LET ANYTHING HOLD YOU BACK AND SHE HAS BEEN PART OF THE THE HANNAH — VIENNA REHAB CENTER. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU TEAR AND A BOWLING ALLEY? IT HAS BEEN LIKE 1970. Reporter: SO AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS AND AFTER CANCER AND LOSING YOUR SITE YOU ARE READY TO GO. NOTHING IS HOLDING YOU BACK. NO. Reporter: LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET HER UP HERE AND GET HER FINALLY BOWLING AGAIN. SHE HAS BEEN OVER A YEAR BEDRIDDEN BUT WAS SO INSPIRED TO GET UP AND BOWL AND NOW SHE IS FINALLY DOING IT. HER SYMBOL IS SAYING BE POSITIVE AND SHE HAS BEEN HAVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE. SHE HAS BEEN GOING THROUGH HER PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR QUITE SOME TIME. HERE WE GO AND LET’S SEE HER BOWL. YOU’VE GOT THIS. READY. HOW DOES THAT FEEL? OH MY GOODNESS. ALMOST. CONGRATULATIONS. Reporter: SHE GOT IT DONE. JUST LIKE THE BOWLING PINS THEY GET KNOCKED DOWN AND SHE GETS

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