Blind Colorado runner makes Grand Canyon history

News: Local News Thu, Oct 9, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Dan Berlin's message is clear: his blindness is an inconvenience, not a disability. His blindness doesn't have to be limiting. His blindness won't keep him from running. His message was clearly received Wednesday at...

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