"Don't judge a book by its cover."
"Never Give Up"
"Believe in Yourself and in Others"
"Blood is thicker than water"
..the list goes on.
Check out this teenage girl who was thought to be 'mentally retarded and autistic' until a computer was placed in front of her at 11 years of age...people are remarkable. Technology also allows us to do things that before never would have been possible, in this case it's for the better. It's fascinating how our brains and bodies work!
Thanks for the inspiration, Carly,
(and thank you for all of the lessons you and your family can teach with your story)!