Ponaganset Unified views "A Shot in the Dark"

PHS Unified Team views "A Shot in the Dark"
Posted on 05/07/2018

Ponaganset Unified views “A Shot in the Dark”

On Friday, April 27th, our Unified Team spent the evening at Rhodywood Studio in Providence.  The team was invited to be in the audience for a special viewing of the movie “A Shot In The Dark”.  The movie documents the life of Anthony Ferraro. Anthony Ferraro is an exceptional young man. He was born legally blind, a fact that hasn't gotten in the way of "Ant" doing everything that he has wanted to do in his life like play guitar, skateboard, and wrestle. Anthony Ferraro is an inspiration to many.  The film documented Anthony’s journey throughout his wrestling career as he aspired to be the first blind wrestler to be a state- meet qualifier and make his way to Las Vegas to wrestle for many. Anthony shared many obstacles that he overcame during his wrestling career, which was highlighted by District titles in 2011 and 2012 at 160 for St. John Vianney, as well as a pair of fourth-place finishes in Region VI. His inspirational story was the subject of features by ESPN and others.  Ponaganset Unified team was fortunate to have watched the film with Anthony and take part in a question and answer session afterwards. "People tell me I inspire them, and when someone tells you that, it's the best feeling in the world," Ferraro says. "If I do inspire people, that's the best thing I could ever hear. I never thought anyone would care about me and my wrestling, but now I see that I can help kids. To be honest, I don't always want to do interviews, but if I can help one kid like me, that's a big accomplishment”.  Anthony left a lasting impression on both our Unified Athletes and the chaperones.

“ The only disability is a bad attitude” - Anthony Ferraro

Sitting back and enjoying the film

Rhodywood Studio

Anna Tammaro, Tori Nelson, Anthony, Ethan Fraatz & Julia Barnes

Anthony & wrestling coach Pat Smith

Anthony Ferraro

Anthony  Ferraro wrestling

Anthony & Sam Lynch

John Sokolosky, Anthony, & Robbie Cunniff

Anthony & Brian Martin

Vanessa Tocco & Anthony

Anthony with Jason & Evan Hallberg

We all had such a great time meeting Anthony! TRAILER

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