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Proud Of East Texas: Belle Branscomb

When Belle Branscomb's son Scott was born he seemed perfect. But by the age of three, she knew something was wrong. After consulting many doctors, it was determined that Scott's brain had been deprived of oxygen sometime during birth. He didn't fit any label but was just "slow".

Belle has traced Scott's odyssey in the musical "When You're Slo", and in the books "When You're Slo" and "The Dodo Bird That Did". She hopes that the musical and books will help other parents with children like Scott.  A scholarship has also been endowed at Texas A&M at Commerce that combines Creative Drama and Education, a method that Branscomb feels will benefit such children.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting.  joanhallmark@ktlv.com

 

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