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Help the visually impaired by walking on fire

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By Laura Ann Sills - email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -   Gregory McDuffie was in Florida when he got the call.  The call that he was going to firewalk. 

"I'm like, yeah, your going to let a visually impaired person walk across fire?"

That is exactly what is going to happen.  One Hundred people, five of which are visually impaired, will walk across coals that are over a thousand degrees.  The walk benefits the visually impaired of Columbus in conjunction with Country's Midnight Run. 

Peak Performance Trainer Scott Goodknight says whether you can see or not, it is all "mind over matter."

"If I can get their mind in a state of mind, get them to take control of their body, they can walk over fire.  Then once they walk over fire that becomes a really huge anchor."

Brittany Bryan has firewalked ten times.  She is on the staff, but it's her work at West Georgia Eye Care that makes this walk extra special. 

"I see people everyday that are visually impaired and that are disabled.  That is where I am at now with the firewalking... it's about gratitude and giving back to the community."

The Country's Midnight Express is this Saturday.  The firewalkers will start at 10 pm and the 5K starts afterwards.  100% of the proceeds go straight to the visually impaired in Columbus. 

If you are interested in donating or participating you can visit Country's website or stop by any of thier locations.   

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