Neil Fachie Disability Of Retinitis Pigmentosa, Is He Blind?
Neil Fachie's disability is a congenital eye condition, also called Retinitis pigmentosa. It is an eye condition caused by genetics that impairs vision. Retinitis pigmentosa is often inherited from one or both parents, while it can occasionally arise from a DNA division error.
He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on March 12, 1984.
It is still unclear whether anyone from Fachie's family also has a similar disorder as they have come forward with any such disability among family members. However, his parents raised the Scottish cyclist with optimal love and care. Despite his liability, he was a very athletic kid. His father supported him and guided him along the path to becoming one of the most renowned para-athletes in the world.
He was not a cyclist when he started his career as an athlete. He was a runner who had represented the United Kingdom couple of times in the past. Fachie decided to transition from athletics to track cycling at 24. At the 2008 Paralympics in Beijing, Fachie competed for Great Britain in the 100- and 200-meter sprints.