The Woman Who Willed a Miracle (1983) ABC Afterschool Specials


The true story of May Lemke and her son Leslie. May is a middle-aged nurse and mother of grown children, who, along with her husband, agrees to take in an abandoned baby boy with mental and physical handicaps. Leslie is blind and brain-damaged, but May patiently teaches him how to eat, walk, and talk. Leslie shows an interest in music, but it isn’t until he is a teenager that his special ability reveals itself. He sits down at a piano and begins to play a classical piece he heard on TV, amazing everyone.

Director: Sharron Miller.
Writer: Arthur Heinemann.
Stars: Cloris Leachman, M. Emmet Walsh, Leif Green, Rosemary Murphy, Fran Bennett, James Noble, Bruce French, Kirk Cameron.


Note: Quality is poor for this one but sort of watchable, this episode seems to be one of rarest and hardest to find of the ABC Afterschool series, if anyone has a better quality copy or any other rare episodes from this series please email me, I’d like to upload as many as possible as it seems very few were ever released on DVD and I think it’s worth preserving. Thank you. Enjoy!

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One Comment

  1. harold
    October 9, 2021

    I am moved by this.Thanks for sharing

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