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American swimmer Anastasia Pagonis is already a Paralympic gold medalist and a world-record holder at age 17, while out of the pool she is on a mission to educate her more than 2 million social media followers about blindness.

Pagonis, who won the first gold medal for the United States at the Tokyo Paralympics, posts humorous and educational videos on TikTok that use her lived experience to communicate to people around her age that disability is unremarkable and just a fact of normal life.

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