Trevor Thomas is the only professional long-distance blind hiker in the world.
Trevor wasn’t always blind. In 2005, he was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease that took his vision in just eight months. He’s always been active, but as he went blind, people told him he couldn’t do outdoor activities anymore. To prove everyone wrong, Trevor started hiking, and 18 months after losing his sight, he set out for the Appalachian Trail.
Now he uses the trail name "Zero Zero" as a reference to the fact that his eyesight is no longer 20/20.
He documented his trips on Facebook, and gained a following. He decided to use this popularity for good and start Team FarSight Foundation, Inc., an organization to help get blind children out into nature.
Now Trevor hikes to raise awareness and money for his foundation, and he uses Facebook let people in on his hikes virtually.