This Blind Grandpa Is Running 11,000 Miles Around The U.S. To Raise Funds For Cystic Fibrosis

August 20, 2014 10:12 PM

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Jimmie Burnette, who lost his vision to a brain tumor in 2010, reaches for the ball which beeps during a blind baseball workout in Atlanta on April 6, 2013. Players use their sense of sound to make up for their lack of sight. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Jimmie Burnette, who took up blind baseball after losing his vision to a brain tumor in 2010, stands in his home in Atlanta on May 27, 2012. "I wanted to give up, when I first got home, I felt real alone. I couldn’t see anything. My initial reaction was run away. I didn’t want to be a burden on anyb...

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