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Blind Florida boy heading to CA for National Braille Challenge

Blind Florida boy heading to CA for National Braille Challenge
Blind Florida boy heading to CA for National Braille Challenge
Posted at 3:13 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-17 23:16:28-04

(WTXL) - A blind 8-year-old boy is traveling from Ocala, Florida all the way to Los Angeles, California.

He's headed to compete in the National Braille Challenge with 50-other kids from across the country.

Ayden Morgan is not only blind, but he also has a rare form of brain cancer that will leave him with the disease for the rest of his life.

With no reliable prognosis, Ayden fights cancer one day at a time.

But for now he's spreading his wings for LA to do his very best in the Braille challenge with a supportive family by his side.

"Even if I don't win, I'm still a winner," he says.

"To be able to say that he's 8 and he's top 10 in the nation and going to Braille challenge in California, and gets to go over and put his feet on the California beaches, and stuff like that is so awesome!" said Tiffany Henke, Ayden’s mother.

Whether or not he wins the Braille competition, it's the journey that matters most.