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Helen Keller Lecture speaker Erik Weihenmayer encourages TROY students to be ‘climbers’

October 21, 2019
By Andy Ellis

At the age of 14, Erik Weihenmayer was gripped by fear – fear of the rare eye disease Retinoschisis that was robbing of him sight, but even greater, fear of all the things he would miss out on in life without his sight.

Weihenmayer, an adventurer, author and motivational speaker, addressed students, faculty, staff…

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Adventurer, author Erik Weihenmayer to deliver TROY’s Helen Keller Lecture

September 30, 2019
By Andy Ellis

Adventurer, author and motivational speaker Erik Weihenmayer, who, in 2001, became the first blind person to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, will bring his “No Barriers” message to Troy University on Oct. 16 for the annual Helen Keller Lecture.

The free lecture is set for 10 a.m. in the Claudia Crosby Theater in Smith…

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