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Canadian Expat Network NewsJuly 26th, 2011

Making a Difference One Stride at a Time 

Mark DeMontis    

Seven years ago, Mark DeMontis never envisioned that he would be preparing to inline skate from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Toronto, Ontario. From August 13 to October 15, 2011, Courage Canada will be holding a campaign to raise money and awareness for Blind Hockey programs.


A lot has happened over the last 7 years for DeMontis, including losing his sight when he was diagnosed with Leber's Optic Neuropathy -- a rare condition that took away the central sight in both of his eyes, leaving him legally blind -- at the age of 17. This condition put an end to his dream of playing College hockey in the US and perhaps playing on the big stage of the NHL.


During a low point in his life in 2008, DeMontis founded Courage Canada, a national  registered charity with the goal to implement learn-to-skate programs and hockey schools for Canadians who are blind and visually-impaired.


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