Ashton Dunford

I am 11 years old and I was born blind. I live in Utah and love skiing.

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On Instagram as @OurBlindSide

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Path to the #AdaptiveNation

My parents found the NAC when I was 5 years old and that was when I first learned how to ski. My instructors believed in me and encouraged me to get on the mountain. I love skiing.

What I am Most Proud of

I’m so proud of all the sports I’ve been able to try at the NAC. One of my favorite moments was reaching the top of the climbing wall. I wasn’t even scared to climb up high.


I hope to spread the message to everyone that Blind kids can do hard things. I can do everything my friends do even if I can’t see with my eyes.


When something is hard keep trying and doing it until you master it, don’t ever give up. You can do hard things if you believe in yourself.

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