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Five Blind Veterans Complete the Ultimate Kayaking Trip Down The Grand Canyon

Warning: This video will hit you right in the feels, but it's absolutely worth the watch.

Travis Fugate had never met a blind person before he lost his vision fighting overseas. He was sure that extreme sports were over for him. But as Travis would learn, he was capable of kayaking down 226 miles of frothing whitewater through the Grand Canyon.

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Paired up with Team River Runner, this group of five sightless veterans completed the ultimate kayaking expedition over 12 days down America’s most iconic canyon. The journey marked the first time a group of blind veterans kayaked down the Grand Canyon, and it gave a team of heroes a trip of a lifetime.

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