Rebecca A. Alexander was told when she was young that she would likely be completely deaf and blind by the time she was 30 years old.  Alexander suffers from Usher syndrome type III, a rare genetic mutation.  While managing her loss hearing and eyesight, Alexander also suffered a devastating fall from a window when she was 18.  Now, at 35, the athlete and psychotherapist (she has earned two masters’ degrees from Columbia) reflects on her challenges with comedic grace.

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