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Caitlin Sarubbi

Alpine Skiing

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
B3
Guide
Jamie Sarubbi [sister]

Further personal information

Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Harvard University: Cambridge, MA, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
Her family were invited to Colorado in 2002, where she discovered skiing.
Name of coach
Kevin Jardine [national]
Coach from which country?
United States

General interest

Impairment
She has ablepharon macrostomia syndrome [AMS]. The syndrome caused her to be born without eyelids and led to her having to undergo 63 corrective surgeries, the first when she was just three days old. AMS is incredibly rare, with only around a dozen people having been diagnosed worldwide. (caitlinsarubbi.com, 2011)
Other information
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
She spends time teaching permanently impaired Iraq war veterans how to ski, both on snow and water. She also speaks on behalf of the Hartford Insurance Company, the Adaptive Sports Association, and Disabled Sports USA. (caitlinsarubbi.com, 2011)