Spirit of Hong Kong Awards: how loss of vision gave blind marathon runner chance to live a second li
South China Morning Post
15th August 2022
Spirit of Hong Kong Awards: how loss of vision gave blind marathon runner chance to live a second life
Inti Fu, founder of NGO Running in the Dark, went blind at age 26 and says she sank into depression but the sport helped her turn her life around
She has been recommended for the Spirit of Perseverance award, which honours those who overcome personal challenges to succeed
Inti Fu Tai-fan is grateful that running has lighted up her darkest moments.
The Hong Kong resident, who was diagnosed with chronic glaucoma and later lost her sight at the age of 26, recalled that she once sank into deep depression because of her vision loss.
“I was very sad,” she said. “I felt like my life was already over before it had really begun.”
The mood of melancholy persisted until Fu got her first taste of running in 2008.
“The sport turned my life around,” she said. “Running is such good fun.”