Crowning Achievement
A story of a 27-year-old artist with cerebral palsy

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Two filmmakers associated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine won the Oscar in the short documentary category for their film, "King Gimp." The film tells the story of Dan Keplinger, a 27-year-old artist with cerebral palsy. The "Crowning Achievement" article on the film by Patricia Meisol comes from the March 22 issue of the Baltimore Sun.

... From the beginning, the producers wanted Keplinger to tell his own story ...

... Using a head stick attached to a helmet, he typed four or five days a week ...

... The emotions Keplinger revealed in writing about his life surprised even his mother ...

... belief that her son would become independent through education and life.




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