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Dancer who is losing vision - but not passion - inspires others

3 monthes ago   |   By WGN TV

GRAYSLAKE, Ill. - Lamaiya Lancaster is a dancer, choreographer and adjunct professor at the College of Lake County.
She's also losing her vision due to an incurable, degenerative eye disease.
Lancaster has come up with an ingenious way to compensate for her vision loss. Using her limited peripheral vision, she's able to mark out points on the stage, which she refers to while dancing to keep from colliding into other dancers.
“I've never wanted to, or felt the need to, let my inability to see clearly stop me from experiencing all of the amazing things that I've experienced,” Lancaster, who...
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