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True Blood Star's Boyfriend Is Going Blind, Running Marathons to Fight the Disease

True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll's Boyfriend: Running Marathons to Fight Blindness

Originally posted 10/14/2012 12:00PM

True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll stands by her man – and admires his drive.

The actress is dating E.J. Scott, 36, an activist who is slowly losing his sight and expects to be fully blind by age 50.

Scott is running marathons to raise funds and awareness about choroideremia, a degenerative eye disease that reduces sight to "tunnel vision" before ultimately leaving those who are diagnosed legally blind, reports Men's Fitness in its November issue, on newsstands now.

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