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Blind Connecticut teen living dream as cheerleader

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A young woman in Connecticut is living her dream, even though she cannot see a thing.

Brianna Rigby was born without eyes. Despite that, she is not only learning how to navigate freshman year at her New Haven high school, but she also joined the cheerleading squad.

The 15-year-old says she always dreamed of being one, and her keen sense of touch and listening skills helped her learn the routines.

Brianna isn't stopping at cheerleading, either. She is learning to compete in track and field, too, all while earning straight A's.

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