I know I haven’t posted in a while but hopefully this post will make up for it. I’ve done a few movies in the past but this one took a bit more effort then I’m used to. So I’ve spent the last week putting it together.
Paul Smith was born in 1921 and lived until 2007. He had sever CP. He did not receive a formal education as inclusion was not even a word in those days and he fought institutionalization for many years until he had to sub come after loosing both his parents and not having enough external support to allow him to live independently.
According to his the Paul Smith Foundation he was a wonderful chess player and had quite a sense of humor. I’ve compiled this short video as both a tribute and an inspiration. I hope you enjoy.