Ability Stories: Discussing the Successes, Challenges and Stories of People with Disabilities

A Song in My Heart: Linda Braithwaite’s 20 Years as a Blind Member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

February 27, 2017

One of my dream interviews is to talk with my friend Linda about her life, and her 20 year tenure as one of only three blind people who have ever sung in the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Unfortunately, Linda passed away in 2010 from cancer. However, Linda gave a speech in 2005 to the American Council of the Blind. Her presentation was called A Song in My Heart. I share it on Ability Stories Podcast as one of the best speeches on disability I have ever heard! After you listen to the speech, I think you will understand  why. Linda is someone who lived a successful life as a woman with a disability and achieved her dream of successful participation in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.. Stick around for the end of the podcast to hear a song from a Christmas CD Linda made with her friends.