"One Vision, One Team, One Fight"

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Lonnie Bedwell solo kayaking

When former Navy Petty Officer, now extreme sports athlete, Lonnie Bedwell had his sight suddenly taken from him he never envisioned successfully raising three daughters as a totally blind single dad nor kayaking the 226 miles of the Colorado River or climbing Mt. Everest.

“My strength and my joy come from those who haven’t yet experienced what I have but who are yearning for either the same or something like it,” Lonnie states.

The idea for Team BVA, an activity-based initiative of the Blinded Veterans Association, was inspired by the courage, determination, and passion of Lonnie Bedwell and a cadre of other blinded veterans like him who continually, and somewhat subconsciously, always put others before self.

Although the Team BVA motto—“One Vision, One Team, One Fight” has always been a personal mantra of Lonnie’s, he now puts it into practice like never before in serving his fellow blinded veterans.

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