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Delray Beach athlete aims for paralympic gold

Delray Beach athlete aims for paralympic gold

If his team makes it to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next year for the 2016 Paralympic Games, Donté Mickens won't be able to see the city's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Even though he faces challenges every day that many people with full sight take for granted, being legally blind hasn't prohibited Mickens from already becoming an Olympic medalist, finishing three college degrees and serving on multiple state and national council and advisory boards for the blind. "He sits on the Florida Rehabilitation Council for the Blind, so when he goes [to Tallahassee] for meetings, he can't just store his luggage in the car as the rest of us do on business trips....

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