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Recently blinded teenager to compete in in-line marathon with help from pros

17-year-old Brooke Wright was blinded six months ago as a result of a brain tumor. But that won't stop her from competing in this weekend's Northshore Inline Marathon. Two professional skaters have made Brooke a temporary member of their team.
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17-year-old Brooke Wright was blinded six months ago as a result of a brain tumor. But that won't stop her from competing in this weekend's Northshore Inline Marathon. Two professional skaters have made Brooke a temporary member of their team.

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