Winnipeg MB en Legally Blind Hockey Player Plans Inline Skate from Toronto to Vancouver for Charity in 2009 <p> They told Mark DeMontis he'd never play hockey again. They were wrong. Now he's planning to skate across most of Canada this summer, despite being legally blind, all for charity, to help others like him enjoy skating and life. </p> <blockquote> <p> DeMontis was a triple-A hockey player in Toronto with hopes of an NCAA scholarship when he was diagnosed with Leber's optic neuropathy, an eye disease that left him legally blind at age 17. </p></blockquote> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="locality">Toronto</span>, <span class="region">Ontario</span> <div class="country-name">Canada</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="43.670233">43° 40' 12.8388" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-79.386755">79° 23' 12.318" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="" target="_blank">Google Maps</a>, <a href=";csz=Toronto%2C+ON&amp;country=ca" target="_blank">Yahoo! Maps</a>, <a href=";country=CA&amp;address=&amp;city=Toronto&amp;state=ON&amp;zipcode=" target="_blank">MapQuest</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2009 Calgary AB Canada (CAN) charities Edmonton AB inline skating legally blind open road outdoor roadskating skating Toronto ON Vancouver BC Winnipeg MB 43.670233 -79.386755 Fri, 30 Jan 2009 11:51:27 +0000 roadskater 904 at