Paul Smith was born with severe cerebral palsy. He grew up during a time when individuals with the disorder were essentially cast off - they weren't taught how to read or write. In fact, his doctor didn't think he would live a long life, but Smith beat the odds. He lived to be 85 and he was sure to leave his mark on the world before passing.

In his Oregon nursing home, Smith types away with one finger tirelessly. However, he's no author. Rather Smith uses a typewriter to create works of art, one symbol key at a time. When the color typewriter was introduced, Smith could take his artistry to the next level. The late Paul Smith serves as a reminder that a disorder does not define an individual. 

Below, get a glimpse of Smith in action. It's truly a sight to behold.