Still Sideways

Still Sideways

Riding the Edge Again after Losing My Sight

Devon Raney


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  • *Devon Raney is helping to forge a new path in adaptive snow sports
  • *Devon has Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a rare and inherited form of vision loss
  • *Devon has participated in snowboarding events such as the Dirksen Derby (Bend Oregon) and The Banked Slalom (Mt Baker) both before and after his impairment.
  • *Devon and friends have devised a way to ride tandem, with Devon following slightly behind his partner, who wears a dark jacket. He exhibits this technique at these events, and in 2018, rode tandem with his daughter, Madrona
  • *Devon regularly surfs, which does not require sightedness. He says he feels unlimited when he is surfing.
  • *Devon's story is about facing life-changing adversity, especially around sports, and finding a way to continue to do what you love and be who you want to be.

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