Friday, August 15, 2014

Echoes of an Angel by Aquanetta Gordon

Ben Underwood was two when his sight was taken by cancer. With both eyes removed many assumed that Ben would live the life a normal, blind person. Ben proved them all wrong.

Ben, with help from his mother (the author of this book) developed, what can best be called, human echolocation. With this ability he was able to walk without a guide cane, ride a bike, play hide and seek, and even participate in karate classes.

Echoes of an Angel gives the story of Ben's life from the perspective of his mother. She chronicles his amazing development and ability as he lived his life by seeing with sound.

Ben's mother Aquanetta Gordon
His amazing journey inspired many such as: Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder, Ellen DeGeneres, and even the British equivalent of PBS (see documentary here). His unique life allowed him to travel to places like Japan, and he even caught the attention of Brazilian news. 

While his life was cut short, his legacy continues in the hearts of those who knew him and those that saw him.

Follow the story of Ben's life in Echoes of an Angle. You will be touched greatly by this extraordinary life.

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