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Kelsey, 17 from Watford

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Kelsey is blind and as a baby he was diagnosed with bilateral retinoblastoma in his left eye but unfortunately his eye couldn’t be saved. A few years later, at the age of five, Kelsey found out the cancer had returned in his right eye and despite doctors best efforts they were unable to save it, leaving Kelsey blind. For the last six years he’s been playing Goalball, after being inspired by the Paralympic Games in 2012. Goalball UK is funded by BBC Children in Need to deliver Goalball activities and competitive opportunities for blind and partially sighted young people to help build confidence and increase independence. Kelsey also has a Guide Dog called Lacey who has enabled Kelsey to live a much more independent life.

I’m determined to prove that being blind should never be a barrier and I’m really looking forward to being part of Team Rickshaw. I hope that the public get behind us, come out to support us on the road, and donate to BBC Children in Need.

Goalball UK delivers afterschool Goalball activities and competitive opportunities to blind and partially sighted children and young people which helps to improve their physical and mental wellbeing, enables them to build new skills and develops their confidence and self-esteem.

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