Blind Skateboarder. Be Brave. Be Safe.
Tommy Carrol, born with cancer of the retinas, has made a splash online after Amsterdam-based safety organization VeiligheidNL made Tommy the subject of their “Be Brave. Be Safe.” campaign. He is an avid skateboarder and a sophomore at Northwestern University, and has created such a sensation online, skateboard legend Tony Hawk sought out Carrol to skate with him after hearing Tommy’s story.
“I think what’s really funny about skateboarding is when you get something new and kind of scary, when you finally land that scary thing and you feel that tension release, that’s one of the better feelings,” he says, explaining “it’s one of the biggest adrenaline rushes you’ll ever experience.”
Watch the “Be Brave” video above and let us know what you think about Tommy and his story.