If you have been hiding under a rock or living in a cave you may not realize it but film critic Roger Ebert has not been able to speak as a result of some cancer related surgery in 2006. He has been communicating through his website, twitter and probably smoke signals and semaphore. He recently was profiled in Esquire (and I recommend reading it if you haven’t).
He has shown uncommon bravery and grit during his ordeal and as a cancer survivor I can honestly say that I am not sure that I would have been able to do it. A software company in Scotland has now given Roger his voice back (in a manner of speaking) and I have to say I couldn’t be happier. Congratulations Mr. Ebert.