It’s never easy to see the finish line on The Amazing Race Canada. This season, however, one competitor is attempting to run the race blind.
Lowell Taylor, a 34-year-old psychologist from Lethbridge, Alta., is the first legally blind contestant on either the Canadian or American version of The Amazing Race. He and his wife Julie, a 33-year-old speech and language pathologist, are sitting in the seventh spot heading into week four of the show’s fourth season, which airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on CTV.
Lowell is coping with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye disease that has left him with no peripheral vision, reduced central vision and night blindness.
His central vision has narrowed to within a 15 per cent range.
“When I look at your eye I don’t see your mouth,” he says.