Scott Porter, institutionalized at the age of twenty in a state institution for the developmentally delayed. Ironically, Scott is not developmentally delayed. He suffers from a hereditary neurological disease, Huntington's chorea, which Scott admits is "one of Mother Nature's cruelest jokes."Huntington's has rendered Scott virtually unable to do anything for himself, including communicating verbal...
Paperback: 140 pages
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (April 19, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
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y communication he has is the subtle vibrations in a person's being, that only a handful of the more sensitive care-givers, where he now lives, understand. Scott's brilliant mind is still intact, it's his body that doesn't want to function any-longer.So with all the problems that Scott has, how does he tell his story? "It's a miracle." Scott tells his story through his mind-his thoughts-in a no holds barred, down to earth style that is humorously entertaining, but he can not hide his constant struggle with a deep depression and loneliness.Blue Institution illustrates the tragedy of one individual coping and dying from Huntington's chorea, and how its tragedy touched the lives of his family and care-givers. Through Scott's eyes, it is a timeless witness, portraying life in a state institution for the developmentally delayed, in the mid nineteen-seventies and eighties.