Given the predictions we were given for Jonathan shortly after his traumatic birth, based on an MRI scan of global brain damage, it is nothing short of a miracle that he is now spelling everything he wants to say using his eyes on an alphabet board. We have had a rich variety of experiences with Jonathan in the last 11 years, but this last year, since he has begun spelling, has been the most extra-ordinary. In this blog we want to share some of the story of how Jonathan went from choosing between a few objects and spelling in one and a half years, and also to give you a chance to hear the voice of a 10-year-old who was effectively locked in for 9 years.

All blog posts have been written entirely by Jonathan.

Jonathan Bryan

21 thoughts on “About

  1. Hiya Jonathan. Thanks for starting your blog. We know it takes ages for you to write each entry but we are so glad to hear your news. I love that so much of what you really needed to say once you were first able to was how much you love and appreciate your family. And your personal experience of Jesus’ peaceful garden; we look forward to enjoying it with you too one day.
    Love to you and all the family
    Phil and Rhoda πŸ™‚


    • Hello Phil and Rhoda, thank you for reading my blog. It did take me a very long time to learn to spell, I have enjoyed telling my family and friends lots of great things. Love Jonathan x


      • Hiya Jonathan, I’m 46 and I still can’t spell so you are doing better than me! Usually I just write in a really scruffy way so people can’t see my mistakes – but we can’t get away with that on computers can we. Phil and I are having a lovely holiday in Cornwall with Pip the dog – who has got very tired barking at all the pebbles on the beach. Lots of love Phil and Rhoda. πŸ™‚



  2. HI Jonathan,
    I am very impressed with your Blog, it’s great!! I showed my Mum your poem last night. She was very impressed and moved by it. As a teacher, she understands all the issues around developing literacy and thought your language was amazingly good for a 10 year old.
    See you soon!

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  3. Hi Jonathan,

    I was so happy to read about you in The Mail on Sunday (online). Thank God for your mother!
    I loved your story about being in Jesus’ garden.
    May God bless you and your family.


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  4. Dear Jonathan, I have just come across your story and decided to check out your blog. You are such an inspiration! πŸ™‚ It was an honor for me to be able to read about you. Blessings and greetings to you from Hungary. πŸ™‚

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  5. You seem like such a lovely boy. I loved your story about Jesus’ Garden – you described it so beautifully I felt like I was running on the grass beside you. Keep writing as it is clear you have a special gift.

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  6. Hi Jonathan!
    It was really amazing to learn about your story on FM 89.4 that you can talk through eyes.I earnestly extend all my good wishes for you and your parents.Hats off to your courage.
    With lots of love.
    Saqib Hamdani

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  7. Hi Jonathan,
    I saw an article about you in the newspaper and then visited your blog to read your writing. I feel very strongly about the inclusion of all children in education and found your story really inspirational. I’m a teacher and we used Michael Morpurgo’s “Coming Home” just before Christmas. Your poem based on it was so good it gave me goosebumps! You are a truly talented writer and I will keep visiting your blog. Thank you for sharing your writing, your story and for the work you are doing.
    Kelly x

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  8. Dear Jonathan,

    via Facebook i read an article about you just now and consequently was very interested to visit your blog. I have just read some of your writings and am really touched and amazed by you as a person and the beauty in your language and depth in your faith. You are such a beautiful testimony for some very essential truths in the christian faith, that i am quite awed and thankful to have been led to your blog! I find it humbling to read such trusting and immensely positive writings about your relationship with Christ and your life and parallel obviously having tremendous challenges each day and certainly knowing (more than most people) what real suffering is all about. THANKYOU for sharing your life and especially your faith with the world. God certainly has amazing ways and i find it immensely touching and encouraging to see through your testimony, how Jesus can indeed be all we need if we cling to Him. Beautiful! Jesus light is certainly radiating through you! May God bless you and your family richly!

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  9. I like this post, enjoyed this one thank you for putting up. “To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with li.htg” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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