This video shows Tommy Carroll, a very talented skateboarder with mind blowing skills. However what is really mind blowing is the fact that he is blind! Tommy was two-year-old when he lost his eyesight but his zest of life remained intact.
He goes to college now, is an eager student and loves skateboarding in every bit of his spare time.
He says he uses the sound of his wheels as a guide.
"I always felt pressure to try to be the very best at any given skate park because if I was only 'good' people would judge me as just being great for a blind skater. I wanted to be a great skater, period," he says.
He believes that "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."
Wise words indeed!