Libby suffers from Stargardt’s Macular Dystrophy, a rare disorder that wastes away the central area of the retina called the macula, eventually leading to complete blindness.
Lily spoke to the Daily Mirror about how lack of sight actually gives her an advantage in the competition.
Libby said: “I can’t see so I don’t feel dizzy or nauseous when I do spins.
“Although I can’t watch my partner demonstrate moves on the ice, I have great hearing so listen to his skates and try to mimic the clicks, scrapes and foot placements I hear.
“I count the number the strides it takes to reach the barrier of the risk so I don’t just fly into it.
“And, touch wood, I’ve not had any injuries. I don’t suffer things other people do.”
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