11.14.2007

Kim Peek-The Real Rain Man

Recognizing and respecting differences in others, and treating everyone like you want them to treat you, will help make our world a better place for everyone. Care...be your best. You don't have to be handicapped to be different. Everyone is different!
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Kimputer, Kim Peek, inspiration for Rain Main

Was watching Discovery Health channel (great channel, wish I had it at home...) and saw The Real Rainman. It was about Kim Peek, who is a savant with a photographic or eidetic memory and developmental disabilities, possibly resulting from congenital brain abnormalities. He was the inspiration for the character of Raymond Babbit, played by Dustin Hoffman, in the movie Rain Man.

Rain Man is a 1988 drama film which tells the story of an abrasive, selfish yuppie, Charlie Babbitt, who discovers that his father has left all of his multi-million dollar estate to a brother who Charlie never knew he had, Raymond, who has autism. Charlie himself received some supposedly perfect, but actually dying, rosebushes and a 1949 Buick Roadmaster. -wikipedia.com

If you can catch the show on Discovery Health or read bout Kim, I highly recommended. The movie Rain Man is great too if you have never seen it. Inspiring!

Today, I am grateful for: health, friends, family, prayers

Love,
Rachel

2 comments:

Kelly said...

what a great movie. i actually never knew it was based on a real person though - learn something new everyday! :) hugs!

lahdeedah said...

Dang. Is that movie almost 20 years old? Good grief...

So happy all you young things watch oldies and can share this cool stuff with old chicks like me :)