Frances Jane "Fanny" Crosby was born on March 24, 1820, in Putnam County, New York. Having lost her eyesight at the age of six weeks, Fanny grew up learning from her grandmother about nature, animals, and the Bible. By 1835, when Fanny was 15, her mother had saved enough money to send her to the New York Institute for the Blind (now the New York Institute for Special Education.) While at the institute, her gift of poetry quickly garnered the attention of the outside world. Upon graduation, Fanny began…Read more
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