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Alonzo Clemons

April 27, 2010

Earth Spirit by Herbert Freeman

As a toddler, the prodigious savant Alonzo Clemons, suffered a severe brain injury which left him developmentally disabled.  Alonzo has an IQ in the range of 40-50, but he is a sculpting genius.  He has the ability to quickly mold a perfect three-dimensional representation of an animal after briefly seeing a two-dimensional picture of that animal.  This gift has helped Alonzo to transcend his disabilities and become an active and successful member of his community in Boulder, Colorado.

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  1. April 28, 2010 2:47 am

    How amazing that he used putty from the windows when his clay was taken away. So driven, how exiting.

    Have a lovely day.


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