If you've ever visited the exhibit "Dialogue in the Dark," you walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for what it feels like to be blind. For one young girl, the experience not only changed her life, but it gave her life purpose and a passion to make a difference.
Tanvi Dange says she was a 6th grader when the idea of tennis for blind and visually impaired young people first came to her. Now at 16-years-old, she had made it a reality.
"Tanvi and her parents contacted me earlier this year with the idea of setting up adapted tennis for students who were visually impaired," said Heather Dicks.
Dicks, director of the Stars Program for the Center for the Visually Impaired in Atlanta, says she was surprised at how quickly her students caught on and how much they loved it.
Some students at Atlanta's Center for the Visually Impaired met at Piedmont Park and gave it a try. The results were "eye-opening"
Tanvi travels around the country and brings the game of tennis to the blind community.
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