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Relay experience inspires Horsham’s Matt De Gruchy | Video, photos

Relay experience inspires Horsham’s Matt De Gruchy | Video, photos Horsham’s Matt De Gruchy enjoys the view after climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Horsham’s Matt De Gruchy with Relay4Vision organiser Chrissy Antonopoulos in Sydney. Pictures: CONTRIBUTED

Matt De Gruchy runs on a treadmill during Relay4Vision in Sydney.

Matt De Gruchy runs on a treadmill during Relay4Vision in Sydney.

TweetFacebookMr De Gruchy said meeting relay organiserChrissy Antonopoulos was a highlight.

“​I was the first person she had ever met with Stargardt’s disease,” he said.

“It wasa real eye-opener seeing that although we mightbe legally blind, we can still achieve our goals.

“I left the event feeling very motivated and determined to break down the stereotype of what ‘blind’ is.”

Mr De Gruchysold postcards at Horsham Plaza before the trip to raise money for the relay.

“It was so good to have the support from Wimmera people,” he said.

“My original goal was $500,and I raised $1200.”

Mr De Gruchy also climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge during his trip.

“That wasquite an achievement for someone with low vision,” he said.

“It pushed my limits.”

Mr De Gruchy hopesto complete the relay again next year.

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