I just stumbled across this article about a man named James Henry who didn't learn how to read or write until he was in his 90s. For most of his life, he hid his illiteracy from others. One day, James' granddaughter read to him a story about a man who learned to read and write in his late 90s. Inspired by this story, James realized it wasn't too late for him to learn how to do those things. Getting support from family members and a tutor, he learned to read and write. In fact, he ended up writing a book about his life. How cool is that.
Click here to read about James Henry's journey, as told in his own words, from being illiterate to being an author. You can also check out the news clip below.