Unlikely potential unleashed – TV/Movies – NewsObserver.com

DURHAM — Shortly after her son was born, doctors told Polly Medlicott that Chris was not only a nonverbal, spastic quadriplegic with visual impairments, he also had a mental disability.

The family focused on raising him in a loving household, never feeling sorry for themselves. Still, he grew up isolated from such developmental essentials as friendship, social interaction and human touch because of his traditional schooling.

But his intelligence was seriously underestimated, even by his family. Story continues here ➤