Stevie Wonder at 70: Blind but Blessed Beyond Measure

You know the story: Stevie Wonder, the man who brought us such classics as Hotter Than July and Songs In The Key Of Life, was born Steveland Morris six weeks premature.

But this proved to be a big problem because the blood vessels at the back of his eyes had not yet reached the front and their aborted growth caused the retinas to detach. The medical term for this condition is retinopathy of prematurity or ROP, and it was exacerbated by the oxygen pumped into his incubator.

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