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  • June 5 - Christy Brown, Irish writer. Born with cerebral palsy, his autobiography was made into the Oscar-winning movie "My Left Foot," so named because he learned to write and paint with the only limb that he could control - his left foot. [2] [3]


  1. "Sight Loss - FAQs." Royal National Institute of Blind People. January 21, 2008. Accessed on February 25, 2008.
  2. Christy Brown. Irish Writers Online. Accessed April 2, 2008.
  3. My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown. The Internet Movie Database. Accessed April 2, 2008.