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‘An amazing life': Emily Locke was an inspiration to thousands around the globe


Last updated 1/17/2019 at Noon

Emily Locke was familiar to QFC shoppers in Edmonds, where she was a courtesy clerk. She was an avid photographer.

If you shopped at QFC in Edmonds over the past few years, Emily Locke probably bagged your groceries.

You may have stared and felt sympathy while watching her work. Emily had Coffin Siris Syndrome, an extremely rare genetic disorder leading to developmental delays, and left her half-blind and with distinct facial features.

But sympathy would not have been what Emily wanted.

“You might have seen Emily and think, wow, how tragic,” said Cindy Locke, who along with her husband Lenny, adopted Emily at age 2. “What a sad, awful, hard life. People would actually feel sorry for her, the pe...

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