When Sami Stoner discovered running back in 2008, she had no idea she was going to become legally blind before entering high school. She also had no idea that she was about to gain a new best friend, rally a community, and rewrite the cross-country running rulebook.
After Stargardt’s disease, an inherited form of juvenile macular degeneration, took away her central vision when she was only 14, Sami met Chloe, the dog who would change her life. Today, their “I” has become a “we”—and she and Chloe are ready for their next adventure: college.
[Editor’s Note: This is not intended as a promotion of Purina dog food; we just like the video and its message.]