The Story of This Blind Teenage Wrestler Will Move You
Max Lamm is proving that eyesight is more of a luxury than a necessity.
The blind 13-year-old from Mars, Pennsylvania, is passionate about wrestling. He finished last season with a 10-1 record and dominated his weight class in a regional summer tournament, according to Bleacher Report.
Max lost his sight from retinoblastoma, a type of cancerous tumor that developed in both eyes when he was a baby. At one point, he could still see from his right eye.
“The way that he lost his vision and the way that he embraced it with courage, he wasn’t downtrodden” Max’s father, Eric Lamm, says in the powerful video below. “He just kind of accepted it.”
Today, the 95-pound teen can see lights above the mat, but not much else, when he wrestles an opponent. With hard work, he aspires to wrestle at the collegiate level someday.
Check out one of Max’s victories at the 5:11 mark, and watch the rest of his inspiring story in the video below.