Tommy Carroll is a better than your average skater. However, this all the more significant because Tommy developed retinal cancer and has been blind since the age of 2.
However, he discovered his love of skating at 10-years-old and hasn’t looked back. Tommy navigates his way around the skatepark by sound, using his highly-tuned senses to listen to his wheels, determine the park terrain and avoid collisions.
The legendary Tony Hawk heard of Tommy’s dedication to skating back in 2012 and flew over to his home skatepark in Glenview, Illinois to spend the day skating with him.
It’s really cool to see Tommy shredding the bowl despite the difficulties and discouragement he’s come up against.
As he says at the end of his video, “I think everybody should know that everything happens for a reason and that there’s always a way to overcome an obstacle if you really want it enough.”