Love What You Do: Shy's Story. Shy playing his piano.

Blind since birth and on the autism spectrum, Shailen “Shy” Abram of Pittsburgh, is a self-taught pianist and vocalist. From the time his mother bought him a ten-dollar keyboard, to his aspirations of becoming a teacher and part of a symphony orchestra, Shy’s inspirational story is filled with fascinating challenges and successes.

“Love What You Do: Shy’s Story” was produced as part of a PBS initiative showcasing the documentary “American Masters: Becoming Helen Keller” which is available online and the PBS Video app.

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CPB: Corporation for Public Broadcasting


The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations