Can you imagine not being able to speak or communicate? The silence, the loneliness, the pain. But inside yourself you disappear to magical places, and even meet your best friend there. However, most of the time you remain imprisoned within the isolation. Waiting, longing, hoping. Until someone realises your potential and discovers your key, so your unlocking can begin. Now you are free, flying like a wild bird in the open sky. A voice for the voiceless.
Jonathan Bryan has severe cerebral palsy, a condition that makes him incapable of voluntary movement or speech. He was locked inside his own mind, aware of the outside world but unable to fully communicate with it until he found a way by using his eyes to laboriously choose individual letters, and through this make his thoughts known.
In Eye Can Write, we read of his intense passion for life, his mischievous sense of fun, his hopes, his fears and what it’s like to be him.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Jonathan Bryan’s charity, Teach Us Too.
Eye Can Write is published by Lagom.