Published on December 30th, 2013 | by mpower
Blind skier, marksman takes on biathlon
Penisula Clarion: Kelsey Fowler
Ever since he was young, Steve Baskis wanted to serve in the military like his father and grandfather before him. But just eight months into his Army deployment in Iraq, in May 2008, Baskis lost his vision entirely during a military operation.
Losing his sight didn’t mean Baskis lost his spirit. Baskis recently spent time at the Frisco Nordic Center, training with the hope of someday making the U.S. Paralympic biathlon ski team.