Jason Romero, a blind runner with world records in multiple distances and times, began the Vision Run USA 3-month cross-country journey at Santa Monica Pier on March 24. At his side for the first two days of his trek was SCPMG’s Vincent Hau, MD, vitreoretinal physician and surgeon with Kaiser Permanente’s Riverside Medical Center.

Dr. Hau is an experienced marathoner who has a passion for running and also for giving back to the community. See previous post, “Neither snow nor rain kept this SCPMG physician from completing his appointed round.”  He is also passionate about helping his patients with their retinal health.

Romero has completed more than 1,700 miles since he started his journey and when he finishes his run at Faneuil Hall in Boston, he will become the first blind person ever to run across the U.S.  Check on Jason’s progress.

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From the left: Vincent Hau, MD, vitreoretinal physician and surgeon, Riverside Medical Center with Jason Romero, a blind runner with world records in multiple distances and times. When he finishes his run at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Romero will become the first blind person ever to run across the U.S.

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Vincent Hau, MD, (right) stays slightly ahead of Jason Romero (left), a blind runner with multiple world records. Dr. Hau ran the first two days with Romero as he began his cross-country trek.