Feral Child in Florida

If you’ve got a few minutes, read this heartbreaking story of a feral child in Florida:

“Three years ago the Plant City police found a girl lying in her roach-infested room, naked except for an overflowing diaper. The child, pale and skeletal, communicated only through grunts. She was almost 7 years old.”

There is also a companion multimedia piece, with a video slideshow about Danielle’s progress, including speech therapy sessions.

If you’re curious about life in this small Florida farming town, the New Yorker has an unrelated piece on Plant City this week.

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