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What’s wrong with Candace? Mystery illness drains honor student of senses

BYLINE: PATTI GHEZZI; Staff
DATE: July 7, 2002
PUBLICATION: Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The (GA)
EDITION: Home; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
SECTION: Metro News
PAGE: C1

Candace Anderson lies in a hospital bed as her mother, Sarah, draws letters with her index finger on her daughter’s forehead.

M – O – M.

Candace leans her cheek into her mother’s palm. She understands.

At 19, Candace Anderson is a medical mystery. Doctors have no idea why the Mercer University student’s hearing abandoned her four years ago, why she developed a condition called sensory neuropathy that made it painful to walk, write and button a blouse or why she woke up blind last December.

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DeKalb Offers New Aid to Deaf Students

BYLINE: Patti Ghezzi; Staff
DATE: January 22, 2001
PUBLICATION: The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution
EDITION: Home
The Atlanta Constitution SECTION: News
PAGE: A1

Candace Anderson walks through the crowded hallway at Columbia High School, her books clutched to her chest as she makes her way to second period. Lockers slam shut. Shrieks of laughter drown out the announcements crackling over the intercom as students call out to each other: “Hey girl!”

Candace hears only muffled noise.

For reasons that doctors cannot definitively explain, Candace’s brain has stopped processing noise into meaningful language and sounds.

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