Special Scuba Diving Class Gives St. Joseph Resident Chance to Achieve Dream

Special Scuba Diving Class Gives St. Joseph Resident Chance to Achieve Dream

A scuba diving class, for the deaf and deafblind, gave a St. Joseph resident the chance to achieve one of his many dreams.
(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) A St. Joseph resident got a chance to experience one of his many dreams; scuba diving.

Scott dollar dove into his dreams at scuba diving class for the deaf and deaf blind.

"I'm gonna get to see what it really feels like to be in the water and to be able to figure out what scuba diving really feels like since today is the first time," said Scott Dollar.

Scott was born deaf, and he began losing his vision when he was 10 years old.

By the age of 15, he was completely blind.

Scott's dad said those disabilities never stopped him from achieving his dreams.

"Scott has always said that, he said, I can do anything you can do, anybody can do. I just can't see or hear. But, if you give me a chance, we can work around those, I"ll come up equal with you," said JC Dollar, Scott's father.

Now, with the help of Jeff Dunlap, the scuba diving trainer, Scott can cross one more of those goals off his list.

"I'm really glad Jeffrey was here today to be able to give the deaf and the deafblind opportunities to be able to come and do this, to make it more of an equal playing field for everybody and for us," said Scott.

"Today is just a lot of fun. To be able to relax, and have a good time with the deaf people, the deafblind people. People I just really love," said Jeff Dunlap.

Scott said he wasn't nervous to get into the water.

He was ready to take on a new challenge.

"I know that with scuba diving I have to keep this thing in my mouth the whole time, I think I can do that. But, I haven't ever done it before. So, it could be a new experience for me," said Scott.

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