Last fall, Ethan Lake, a senior kinesiology student from Rainbow City, Alabama, met his mentee for the first time at the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB) in Talladega.
The shy, 3-year-old girl had complete hearing loss. She resisted playing with other children because she could not hear when someone approached her from behind, which made her nervous, he says. So she often sat alone, in silence,watching other children play. Moreover, well-intentioned grownups frequently carried her in their arms. Because she walked so little, she could hardly walk at all. Read the full article here.