The ultimate goalball: Visually impaired Algonquin student aims for 2020 Paralympics

Hart, 21, was born with Wagner syndrome, a genetic and progressive disease that causes vision loss. Hart began to lose her sight at age seven and says she endured some 50 operations until she lost her vision completely at 14.

Hart began playing goalball seriously while attending a school for the blind and visually impaired in Brantford. She’s been a member of the provincial team for six years and was named to the provincial senior team two years ago. Recently she was invited to play in the Malmö Lady Intercup in Malmö, Sweden at the end of March.

“Going to Sweden will give the coaches a chance to see me game and hopefully they’ll choose me for the Worlds,” she said.

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