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Tacoma-Baptist Cheerleader Has A Special Fan

Joel Hamlin Cheers On His Team Joel Hamlin Cheers On His Team
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Joel Hamlin loves to watch basketball and cheer on his team, but the real reason he came to the State B was to watch his big sister. You could say he is the biggest Hamlin Cheerleader…he used to cheer on his big brother when he was on the Tacoma Baptist Basketball team.

In fact, Joel plays basketball himself, but it's a little more challenging for him. Joel was born blind in his left eye. His optic nerve did not connect to the retina. He has had multiple surgeries on his right eye, and can see 20/50 with his glasses on. However, that does not stop Joel. He still plays basketball, track and he used to play baseball. Joel's favorite thing is to shoot 3s. He never thought he would be able to play basketball, but is so happy he can.

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