Dalesha, born with total hearing loss, was telling her terrible story to Cook County Sheriff's investigators through an interpreter, the Chicago Tribune reports.
When she was raped, she couldn't call for help. The detectives said they would do all they could to investigate her case, and handed her their card. Let us know if you need anything, they said. They weren't prepared for her answer.
I want to work, she responded immediately. She said she didn't have a high school diploma. Could they help her?
It turned out they could. A year later, the three detectives were applauding loudly as Dalesha crossed the stage to get her diploma.
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