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Gain Vision from a Blind Gold Medalist

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 47 reviews.Part of Field Trips Online Experiences

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Worldwide Paralympic Partner

Paralympic experience hosted by Elexis

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Are you dealing with any obstacles or challenges that are keeping you from realizing your vision for life? If so, this is the perfect experience for you! Learn how to gain a greater and more clear vision for life with Lex Gillette, four-time Paralympic medalist, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump for totally blind athletes. Gillette is a globally recognized track and field athlete for Team USA, and inspirational speaker, who has been featured in outlets such as ESPN, Sports Illustrated, NPR, Fast Company, and People Magazine.

Here’s what you can expect:
You’ll be tasked with going through a couple very simple writing exercises, all without using your sight.

You’re probably wondering, so we’re going to discuss how Lex trains and competes as a totally blind athlete. Here’s a little secret: anything significant involves others, and it’s teamwork that has helped him compete successfully and win gold medals.

We’ll talk about his team dynamic, and we’ll even talk about the teams you’re a part of and he’ll share some tips on how you can be an even stronger teammate!

Lex is training for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Join him on a brief tour around his training facility.

Lastly, his slogan is “NO NEED FOR SIGHT WHEN YOU HAVE A VISION.” You’ll have a brief chat around the power of vision and how we can use our vision to guide our actions daily.
Are you dealing with any obstacles or challenges that are keeping you from realizing your vision for life? If so, this is the perfect experience for you! Learn how to gain a greater and more clear vision for life with Lex Gillette, four-time Paralympic medalist, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump for totally blind athletes. Gillette is a globally recognized track and field athlete for Team USA, and inspirat…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Elexis can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $3,000.

What to bring

  • Pen and Paper
  • Blindfold (not required)
  • An imagination
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
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Meet your host, Elexis

Paralympian · Representing USA · Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 47 Reviews
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I am Lex Gillette, a totally blind Paralympic medalist and world champion in the long jump. I am a four-time Paralympian, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet/1 inch. My goal is to represent Team USA in my fifth Paralympic Games at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. I aim to bring back gold for the United States!

I'm also an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions. I volunteer my time to teach social and emotional learning skills within Classroom Champions’ Curriculum, underscoring the value of dreams, grit, and perseverance through the power of mentorship.
I am Lex Gillette, a totally blind Paralympic medalist and world champion in the long jump. I am a four-time Paralympian, four-time world champion, and current world record holder in the long jump with a leap of 22 feet/1 inch. My goal is to represent Team USA in my fifth Paralympic Games at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. I aim to bring back gold for the United States!

I'm also an Athlete Mentor for Classroom Champions. I volunteer my time to teach social and emotional learning skills wi…
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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

Akiko
September 2020
Be prepared to be inspired, Lexis is generous and warm in sharing his journey and life. While every life is special and unique with our own life lessons, he really shows what it means to overcome above and beyond. With hope and vision for one's life, there really is no limit. Grateful for the time.
Be prepared to be inspired, Lexis is generous and warm in sharing his journey and life. While every life is special and unique with our own life lessons, he really shows what it me…
Seth
August 2020
Wow! I had no idea what this experience would be like, but it was so special. Lex was so engaged, personable, open, and easy to talk to. An experience that will inspire you to overcome any challenge you’re facing. Will be so proud to cheer on Lex and Team USA next year in Tokyo.
Wow! I had no idea what this experience would be like, but it was so special. Lex was so engaged, personable, open, and easy to talk to. An experience that will inspire you to o…
Prithviraj
August 2020
Lex's grit, positivity and persistence is contagious. He is a super nice guy and made me feel comfortable and went out of his way to explain things and giving a real time tour of his facility. He even patiently answeredmy questions as we ran into overtime. I really enjoyed and appreciated this experience. You are a very courageous and awesome human being Lex! Best of Luck brother! Keep going! Highly recommended.👌👍
Lex's grit, positivity and persistence is contagious. He is a super nice guy and made me feel comfortable and went out of his way to explain things and giving a real time tour of h…
Malek
August 2020
This was a unique experience. You just have to find out by yourself. Dive in an unknown world, and listen to truly inspiring stories. Thank you Lex !
Brittany
August 2020
This experience with Lex was incredible. He's incredibly warm and gregarious. He made you feel welcome right away. I highly recommend attending his session. It was very enlightening to learn about his perspective as a blind athlete. His optimism and drive are truly admirable. Go Team USA and fly, Lex, fly!
This experience with Lex was incredible. He's incredibly warm and gregarious. He made you feel welcome right away. I highly recommend attending his session. It was very enlight…
Kenzie
August 2020
Lex was a phenomenal host! He is incredibly personable and will make you feel welcome right away. Don't miss out on the unique opportunity to connect with and learn from this world class athlete, tell stories, share laughs and experience the world from a new lens. Highly recommend! Thanks Lex and Go TEAM USA!
Lex was a phenomenal host! He is incredibly personable and will make you feel welcome right away. Don't miss out on the unique opportunity to connect with and learn from this world…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.