Blind Ambition: Dan Mancina
adidas skateboarding & monster children magazine
Skateboarding is hard. It’s even harder when you can’t see.
Dan Mancina lost his eyesight at the age of 23 due to a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. Rather than quit skating, Dan adapted and virtually relearned everything, using his cane as a guide.
Now, he’s teaching other vision impaired people to skate. Mancina partnered with adidas Skateboarding and the Braille Institute for a workshop in Los Angeles to share his story, inspire the youth, and get kids rollin’ for the very first time. Pretty damn inspiring, if you ask us.
Monster Children Article HERE
DOP & editor: Han-Su Kim
Photographer: Andrew Peters
Additional cinematography: Tommy Paz
Producer: Kevin Duffel
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