Mosaic, group to assist developmentally disabled adults, turns 100
Omahans Paul and Judy Tamisiea with their daughter, Ann Marie, who has lived on Mosaic's Axtell, Neb., campus for 32 years.
Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am
In 1913, a Lutheran minister in Axtell, Neb., visited parishioners in public asylums, and he was appalled.
Those members of his flock with intellectual disabilities were “battered and beaten until bloody ... in narrow dirty cells,” the Rev. K.G. William Dahl wrote in a church newsletter. “I have heard their heartrending prayer, 'Help us to get away from here.'”
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Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am.