A vivid and frank account of an extraordinary and inspiring life, including photos. Raised in an Irish Catholic family near Boston, he was sent to a school for the blind at age seven, returning at weekends to his family. In those days, (the fifties), life for a blind kid was even harder than it needed to be.. He had athletic prowess, and refused to let his handicap prevent him from exploring the world and excelling at sports such as wrestling. His musical talents led him toward a career as a performancer, after college years which included ostracism at Harvard. But at Harvard he met the girl who would fill the emptiness in his heart, and bring him back to the values which his mother had instilled in him as a child.