The Only Disability Is A Bad Attitude
Born with an inherited eye disorder, Anthony Ferraro has been blind most of his life. He still won 122 high school wrestling matches against sighted opponents in his bid for a New Jersey state wrestling championship.
Now representing the United States of America in Paralympic Judo, he won the gold medals at the 2018 USA Judo National Championships for Blind & Visually Impaired, the 2017 USA Judo Presidents Cup, and is the number one ranked Para Judo athlete in the country.
Anthony is the subject of the award-winning 2018 documentary A Shot In The Dark, chronicling his wrestling journey and life story, he’s an accomplished guitar player, motivational speaker and competitive skateboarder, actively advocating for skateboarding as an event in the paralympic games.
Anthony Ferraro aka El Luchador
With 25 inches of brown flowing locks, here at The Longhairs Anthony Ferraro is known by another name. We call him El Luchador, and accompanied by his wife Kelly and their service doggy Delta, he joined us on Let It Ride.
In a moment of raw, candid truth, Anthony revealed from personal experience how losing your eyesight is like losing a loved one; no matter how hard you wish, or hope or will, you can’t ever bring them back. That fact hasn’t discouraged Ferraro from participating, competing, excelling and winning in a variety of exploits most sighted people haven’t considered trying.
Which has begged the question over the years…what if he could just see? Listen to this and other profound moments with Anthony Ferraro on The Longhairs podcast.
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