She was a stranger to the world. She had never seen a doctor, never been to school. She couldn’t speak or feed herself. Authorities had discovered the rarest of creatures: a feral child.
In a special report, writer Lane DeGregory and photographers Melissa Lyttle and Lara Cerri document the extraordinary case of a girl who was rescued and given a chance at a better life.
Can love and caring make up for years of neglect?
Tampa Bay Times reporter Lane DeGregory and Times photographer Melissa Lyttle met Dani and her new family at their Florida home in 2008 and revisited them in 2011, at their farm in Tennessee. DeGregory and Times photographer Lara Cerri traveled to Tennessee in the fall of 2017 to update Dani’s story.
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