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Real Skateboards recently shed light on the amazing story of skateboarder Dan Mancina. Due to an eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa, Dan lost his eyesight at the age of 23 and with such a condition you would expect that skateboarding is simply not possible. However, by using a cane to figure his way, alongside a huge amount of persistence, Dan continues to have fun doing what he loves, skateboarding.
Recognising this truly inspiring figure (and talent!), the guys at Real Skateboards have been hanging out with Dan for the past year now, inviting him on filming missions and even some skate tours. After listening to his story, and more so his plans to build an adaptive skatepark that caters to visually impaired skateboarders, they immediately got to work on creating a special Braille Actions REALized deck.
Putting everything into perspective, Dan's inspirational story is nothing short of awesome and many thanks to Real Skateboards for bringing it to everyone’s attention.
The proceeds of Dan's deck will go towards the new skatepark.
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