The Deaf & Blind Artist Who Never Gave Up

The story of Emilie Gossiaux, a native of New Orleans who now lives and works in New York City, is nothing short of extraordinary. At the age of 5, Gossiaux began to suffer from an untreatable disorder that caused her to start losing her hearing. Years later, in yet another cruel twist of fate, Gossiaux was in an accident that left her blind. Remarkably, she continued to follow her love of art and sculpting. Today she is a proud recipient of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Award of Excellence. Read more about her perseverance and courage in this enlightening Q&A.