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

Adventurer and author Erik Weihenmayer delivers Troy University's Helen Keller Lecture in the Claudia Crosby Theater on Wednesday.

Adventurer and author Erik Weihenmayer delivers Troy University's Helen Keller Lecture in the Claudia Crosby Theater on Wednesday.

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

Erik Weihenmayer, Jeff Evans, and Eric Alexander on the summit of Mt. Everest in 2001.  (Photo: Luis Benitez)

Erik Weihenmayer, Jeff Evans, and Eric Alexander on the summit of Mt. Everest in 2001. (Photo: Luis Benitez)

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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Faith, research made possible by Helen Keller Foundation help restore Stovall’s sight

Cam Stovall addresses Troy University students, faculty and staff during the annual Helen Keller Lecture on Wednesday.

Cam Stovall addresses Troy University students, faculty and staff during the annual Helen Keller Lecture on Wednesday.

Cam Stovall sat in a field, leaning against a fence post, completely blind and convinced that each breath he took would be his last.

The morning had begun like any number of days for the 26-year-old self-proclaimed hunting “addict,” but had taken a tragic turn when he was accidently shot, pellets penetrating his right eye,…

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Dr. Robert Morris, Cameron Stovall to deliver Helen Keller Lecture at Troy University

Dr. Robert Morris examines the eyes of Cameron Stovall, who lost his sight in a hunting accident. The two will speak at TROY's Helen Keller Lecture.

Dr. Robert Morris examines the eyes of Cameron Stovall, who lost his sight in a hunting accident. The two will speak at TROY's Helen Keller Lecture.

Renowned eye surgeon Dr. Robert Morris and cornea transplant recipient Cameron Stovall will deliver Troy University’s annual Helen Keller Lecture at 10 a.m. on April 25.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Trojan Center Theatre on the Troy Campus.

Stovall, who was left blind in both…

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