Brasilia, Brazil, Aug 6, 2013 / 17:15 pm
Despite being hospitalized for virtually his entire life as a result of childhood polio, Paulo Henrique Machado is achieving his dream of producing a 3D animation series for kids.
Machado, a film buff, has spent the last 45 years living at the Clinical Hospital of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he suffers paralysis and needs an artificial respirator 24 hours a day.
In statements to the BBC, he recalled how he initially came to see the hospital as home.
"I explored up and down the corridors, going into the rooms of other children that were here - that is how I discovered my 'universe,'" he said. "For me, playing football or with normal toys wasn't an option, so it was more about using my imagination."