COLIN SMITH, LEFT, races in the 2011 Mobility Cup on Lake Ontario. Smith competes in sailing events on both the East and West coasts. Photo courtesy Colin Smith
MIDDLEBURY — There are times when Colin Smith feels like a prisoner in his own body. Myotonic muscular dystrophy has made him feel constantly fatigued and has weakened his muscles to the point where he must limp along with a cane. But in his own mind, the 39-year-old can still see himself juggling a soccer ball, wielding a lacrosse stick and schussing down a ski slope. He is on permanent disability and at one point had resigned himself to a sedentary future of television, naps and living sports vicariously through the many colorful picture books that adorn the coffee table in his one-room...


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Addison County Independent

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Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
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