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Falmouth senior wins Travis Roy Award

March 16, 2015

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — This year’s winner of the Travis Roy Award is a Falmouth High School senior who was born blind in one eye and told by doctors he would never have the coordination to play organized sports.

Isac Nordstrom, a native of Sweden, was handed the award Sunday after helping Falmouth win two state championships and scoring 113 career points.

As a child, Nordstrom wore a patch over his right eye and thick glasses. After two years, he had vision in both eyes, but still had trouble perceiving depth and three dimensions. But by age four he was skating and learning hockey.

The award is names for Travis Roy, the Yarmouth native left paralyzed from a neck injury suffered 11 seconds into his first collegiate shift at Boston University in 1995.

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