This story began as a story on someone's passion for sport. Instead, it became about someone's life. As a photojournalist, there are always going to be a few stories that change you. This one in particular had so many ups and downs, but it taught me one important lesson that school and Google never could: how to communicate with someone who has never experienced life the same way you do.

Meet Evan, a 14-year-old swimmer who is blind, deaf, and has endured a host of other medical issues, but continually proves that he won't be set back.