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Trischa Zorn-Hudson was born with Aniridia, an eye disorder that results in a lack of development of the iris in a person’s eye. In Zorn-Hudson’s case, that meant blindness. “When I was young, my parents were both told that I would probably end up in an institution and have to be dependent on people,” she said. As it turns out, Zorn-Hudson had other plans, which included becoming the most decorated Olympic/Paralympic athlete in history. During a 24-year swimming career spanning seven Paralympic Games, Zorn-Hudson captured 55 medals, including 41 gold medals. By herself, Zorn-Hudson’s total is more than the cumulative Paralympic medals earned by more than 120 nations around the world. Zorn-Hudson covers a number of subjects, including the challenges she faced in the education system as a child, coming within 1/100th of a second of making the U.S.  ... 

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