Ruth Sinkiewitz-Mercer was born in 1950. She has
never spoken a word, never walked, never fed herself, never combed
her own hair. Trapped in a body that is functionally useless, her
mind works perfectly.
This is her story. Absorbing and hearbreaking, it
was written with the collaboration of Ruth's friend, Steven Kaplan.
Without any self-pity, Ruth recounts her early childhood with a
loving family and some happy years at a rehabilitation center, then
virtual incarceration at the notorious Belchertown State School
in Massachusetts.After sixteen years she was released, to enjoy
a life of purpose and personal triumph.
I Raise My Eyes To Say Yes will permanently
alter the reader's perception of the severely disabled. But it also
expresses larger truths, and demonstrates the extraordinary power
of love, thought, and the human spirit.