Studies suggest that the loss of one sense leads to the enhancement of the other four—an idea that Earl Williams can attest to. According to Channel 31, when Earl was 20 years old, his sight suddenly faded to black as he was walking down the street. Doctors suspected that the late-onset blindness may have been a consequence of his premature birth and told him it was irreversible. Rather than dwelling on what he'd lost, Earl set his mind to making the most of what he had left: a strong pair of hands and a heightened sense of touch.
Earl has now been answering to his massage-therapy calling for 14 years, using his instinctive digits to draw pain and tension from muscles and earn certifications in several targeted skills. His enhanced ability to feel enables him to detect problem areas more swiftly than the eyes in the back of an elementary schoolteacher's head, and his ever-present pair of shades lends him an air of coolness that puts clients at ease.
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