Meet the inspiring Elizabeth Bonker who let her light shine

A Florida college valedictorian with nonspeaking autism has given a moving commencement speech to her fellow graduates.

Rollins College student Elizabeth Bonker lost her ability to speak at 15 months of age, and is profoundly affected by autism. For her commencement address that was delivered to her graduating class of 529 students on May 8, she used text-to-speech computer software, typing independently with one finger as a communication partner held a keyboard.

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