‘I Just Wanted to Be a Part of the Team’: Legally Blind High School Basketball Player Shares His Story
An inspirational high school basketball player was on “Fox and Friends” this morning to share his story.
Peter Butkus, a senior at Mendham High School, has been nominated for USA Today’s “most inspirational high school athlete.”
Butkus has Stargardt Disease, a degenerative condition that affects his vision. He said he didn’t even tell his basketball coaches that he’s legally blind until his junior year.
“I didn’t want any extra attention or sympathy for what is going on with me. I just wanted to be a part of the team,” he said.
Butkus can’t read the scoreboard or numbers on jerseys, but that doesn't keep him off the court.
"You shouldn't let what other people say stop you from accomplishing your goals," he said.
Watch the full interview above.
Read more inspirational stories below: