We often take for granted our ability, even in the crudest sense of the word, to articulate how we feel about the world, to interact with our surroundings and discover the wonders of the world via art and literature. This ability was denied to Jonathan Bryan, who was born with cerebral palsy and for many years was consider incapable of expressing himself and, by extension, experience human emotions and who was seen via the prism of his disability rather than as a person. However, via a steadfast mother and progressive educational methods and support mechanisms, Bryan is able to, via his eyes and an alphabet board is finally able to express his innermost emotions, his hopes and fears, his passion for literature and compassion for his family. Bryan is able to give a voice to those who previously didn’t have one, who were seen as unfeeling and inarticulate due to their disability but who still had the same breadth and range of emotions as any other human beings. Combined with all of this is Bryan’s laudable desire to reform special needs education and ensure everybody, irrespective of how the world perceives them due to their condition, is taught literacy as otherwise we will continue to deny disabled people the voice they so rightfully deserve.