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The E-Accountability Foundation announces the

'A for Accountability' Award

to those who are willing to whistleblow unjust, misleading, or false actions and claims of the politico-educational complex in order to bring about educational reform in favor of children of all races, intellectual ability and economic status. They ask questions that need to be asked, such as "where is the money?" and "Why does it have to be this way?" and they never give up. These people have withstood adversity and have held those who seem not to believe in honesty, integrity and compassion accountable for their actions. The winners of our "A" work to expose wrong-doing not for themselves, but for others - total strangers - for the "Greater Good"of the community and, by their actions, exemplify courage and self-less passion. They are parent advocates. We salute you.

Winners of the "A":

Johnnie Mae Allen
David Possner
Dee Alpert
Aaron Carr
Harris Lirtzman
Hipolito Colon
Jim Calantjis
Larry Fisher
The Giraffe Project and Giraffe Heroes' Program
Jimmy Kilpatrick and George Scott
Zach Kopplin
Matthew LaClair
Wangari Maathai
Erich Martel
Steve Orel, in memoriam, Interversity, and The World of Opportunity
Marla Ruzicka, in Memoriam
Nancy Swan
Bob Witanek
Peyton Wolcott
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Adonis Watt, Blind Running Back, Scores Two Touchdowns, Aims for NFL Career
It's not every day that the crowd goes wild for a late touchdown in a blowout football game. But one recent touchdown was a little different than most. Adonis Watt, a freshman running back for the Brophy Broncos in Phoenix, is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 140 pounds — and blind. "I'm just very confident of my ability, my speed, my power," Watt said.
          
   Adonis Watt   
Blind Running Back Scores 2 Touchdowns, Aims for NFL Career
CBS News, September 19, 2018
Last Updated Sep 19, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

It's not every day that the crowd goes wild for a late touchdown in a blowout football game. But one recent touchdown was a little different than most.

Adonis Watt, a freshman running back for the Brophy Broncos in Phoenix, is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 140 pounds — and blind.

"I'm just very confident of my ability, my speed, my power," Watt said.

He has a rare form of glaucoma which took his sight when he was 5. But it couldn't temper his passion for the game.

"My most absolute favorite part is winning," Watt said. "It's very enjoyable just to stand up and actually run someone over."

"I pretty much see nothing," he added. "You just got to trust your abilities, trust your whole linemen and trust the play that it will work."

When Watt was a child, his mom, Veronica, hoped he might try something a little safer.

"I believe in him," Veronica said. "This is news to you but this is what he does ... I said, they are going to hit you in your blind spot, and he said, 'All my sides are blind,'" she explained.

Scott Heideman, his coach, also had some concerns.

"I was fearful," Heideman said. "This is a game that people are afraid to play with their sight."

That is why you might notice the defense give up a little in that first touchdown run. But then, two weeks later, something remarkable happened.

Watt scored two touchdowns against a team that didn't know he was blind, and couldn't do anything to stop him.

"He lost his sight, but he has a whole vision for life," Veronica said.

"I wanna take it to the NFL," Watt said. "All the way."

Who needs sight with that kind of vision.

 
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