This Life: Light at the end of the tunnel

Tony Ward thought his world was falling apart when he started to lose his sight in his 30s, but he accepted his fate and now he's literally back on track, writes Alex Meehan.

29th January, 2012
This Life: Light at the end of the tunnel
Tony Ward (right) with his running partner Paul Gorey on the Glendalough Trail.

At 46 years of age, Tony Ward is an example of how it's possible to redefine a potentially crippling disease, embrace life and live it to the full. An accomplished athlete and successful accountant, he is married with two young children, and spends a significant portion of his spare time raising funds for charity.

In addition, he's visually impaired, with access to only 5 per cent of the vision that the rest of society takes for...

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