Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Salute to Kim Peek

Kim Peek is no ordinary man. He is a savant.

Have you seen the movie Rain Man? Kim Peek is the real life Rain Man whom the Dustin Hoffman character was based in the movie. Kim Peek is a mixture of disability and brilliance.

Kim Peek's story was shown in a tv show ( I just forgot what channel it was) and I was so fascinated. I stayed up so late just to finish the show because his life is very interesting. He reads a lot of books and he can read the left page of a book by his left eye and at the same time read the right page of the book in his right eye and yet memorize 98% of the page... amazing isn't it? He reads fast too... for ordinary people a person can read one page in an average of 3 minutes but Kim reads it in 10 seconds. He memorizes vast amounts of information in subjects ranging from history and literature, geography, and numbers to sports, music, and dates. He can recall the content of some 12,000 books from memory.

Kim's gift of brilliance comes with a price. He can't take care of himself. He cannot even button his shirt or shave or shower on his own. His father does everything for him. I give my most respect to Fran (Kim's father) for all the years that he devoted to his son, even before Kim became famous.

If you want to read more about Kim's story click the following:


kittykat said...

nakakatawa noon ko sa imong message sa shoutbox naku sis duh..hehehe..thanks for cheering me up but I am okay na about that..mao cguro I can talk about it already..

Anyways about Kim Peek..he sounds very interesting..will download that movie Rain Man now so I can watch it at home later..unta dili ko makahilak ana ha..hilakon baya kaayo ko..

aww before ko kalimot..pindot sad ko diri..sukli nako nimo..LOL

Joops said...

Hi Ms. Lulu, I haven't seen that movie yet..

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