Rewriting the future, blink by blink
Everyone deserves the chance to fulfil their potential. But what if the only part of your body that worked, however brilliantly, was your brain? Dawn, left completely paralysed after a stroke, couldn’t bear to let her dreams of being a role model for her son go to waste. Neither could we.
Dawn completed a degree using a computer she operated by blinking just one eye. Although it took her a minute to ‘type’ every single word, she still had the same opportunities to learn as everyone else, thanks to the support of alumni and donors.
It has opened up a new future for Dawn and her young son, proving that, with the right support, ‘impossible’ is just a word. As one in eight Open University students faces health challenges, your help will make sure many other talented minds can look beyond their conditions and focus on their dreams.