“A sad and wonderful story. It’s inspiring to see the heartfelt joy of Peter Corbin, and the people who grow to love him. The setting is Montana in the 1920s. Petey has cerebral palsy. He’s diagnosed from birth as an idiot, incapable of conscious thought. And so he’s admitted into a state hospital, almost entirely abandoned.
But Petey can think, he just can’t control his dramatically deformed body. Over the years, a few people discover Petey’s intelligence. Along with that, they draw out his optimistic determination and his voracious love for life.
Care for CP advances greatly as Petey grows old, but it’s still hard for those around him to look past his spasms and tortured grunts and squeaks. Those who take the time to know him, discover that Petey does even more for them than they can do for him. The process is always sentimental, but not cloying or sickly sweet. Petey is a remarkable person, a model for those who aim to make the most of their lives. ”