Skating Blind: Local Roller Skater Heads to Maryland for Competition

May 15, 2009, 12:44 p.m. (ET)

If only Raychelle Thomas could see how graceful she look as her skates stay precisely on the lines, how beautiful she looks as her smile lights up the entire rink. But she can't. Raychelle, a funny, joyful, 40-year-old roller skater, is blind. She "sees" the rink by listening to the speakers, and next month she'll compete with the Skateland USA club at the regionals in Maryland.

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