The Emily Crockett Story

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Emily Crockett, was six years old when doctors found golf ball-sized tumors on her brain; tumors that eventually left her blind and partially paralyzed. At one point her parents were told that she might not live to celebrate her next birthday.

But, despite excruciating headaches and a tenth surgery, which she had just three months ago, Emily recently completed her freshman year at Harvard.

Like most students starting college she found her first year presented many challenges. Aside from all the usual anxieties about finding friends and never having enough time, she had to learn to navigate the campus and manage complicated math problems and other courses without being able to read or see the chalkboard or the computer. Today we talk with Emily about learning and living with disability.


Emily Crockett, blind and partially paralyzed student at Harvard University.