I was thinking about people who have overcome difficult things today and Christy Brown popped into my head. I thought about his mother and father; what it must have taken for them to nurture a child who could only control his left foot and couldn’t speak for the first ten years of his life. I can’t imagine a Dr. telling me my child was mentally incapable and then finding out that he is not only capable, but an artist and literary whiz. Christy Brown had Cerebral Palsy. When I think of people I admire, Christy Brown is always on that list. This is a man who wrote books and made art with just his left foot. He is a reminder to have courage in the face of our limitations and that we can do anything we set our mind to! Inspiring!
An excerpt from his book “My Left Foot” here:http://www2.southeastern.edu/Academics/Faculty/scraig/Brown.html