Compared to those with the ability to see, visually impaired children are at a greater risk for health issues because of their lack of physical activity. This troubled Dr. Lauren Lieberman, a professor of adaptive physical education at the State University of New York at Brockport, and 20 years ago, she decided to do something about it.
Camp Abilities, created by Lieberman, teaches visually impaired children to participate in sports, just like other kids. More than 100 specialists and instructors serve 50 kids annually at the original camp at SUNY Brockort, while more than 25 other camps are run around the world, with camps in Brazil, Ireland and Finland.
As seen in the trailer above, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel correspondent Soledad O’Brien visited the original Camp Abilities in Brockport, NY, and met with Dr. Lieberman, the campers and their families to discuss its inspiring impact on their lives.
You can watch the segment Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.