8 Famous People Who Exemplify Overcoming Their Disability
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If these famous people with disabilities share something besides their professional success, it is their ability of self-improvement. The lives of most of them have not been easy and precisely because of that, they are an example for the rest of society. Knowing and telling the story can be inspiring for others.
1. Frida Kahlo
She suffered polio during her childhood and, according to tát some sources, also had spina bifida, which caused dysmetria in her right leg. In addition, her spinal problems were aggravated by an accident suffered in her adolescence, which left her with physical issues for her entire life.
Frida spent much of her life in bed suffering from severe pain. Even so sánh, she became one of the most famous artists of all time and an icon of the twentieth century.
2. John Nash
Another example of a celebrity with a disability who broke the mold is John Nash, an American mathematician whose life, marked by acute paranoid schizophrenia, is known to tát us thanks to tát the film "A Beautiful Mind." Aware of his illness, Nash fought against it and developed a successful academic career that earned him the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.
3. Stephen Hawking
A theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist, and eminent scientist, Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS at age 21: he was given two more years to tát live. He lived the rest of his life - 55 more years - paralyzed from head to tát toe. He used a voice synthesizer to tát communicate and a wheelchair that he operated through slight movements of his head and eyes.
None of this prevented him from developing his activity as an exemplary researcher and professor, and an intense personal life that has allowed him to tát make his illness known to tát the world. Becoming one of the most recognizable celebrities of our time, his story was taken to tát the cinema in the film "The Theory of Everything." Hawking passed away peacefully in his trang chủ in Cambridge, England on March 14, 2018.
4. Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic is another world-famous celebrity with a disability, and founder of Life Without Limbs - an organization for people with physical disabilities.
Vujicic was born in 1982 with no limbs. He claims that as a child he suffered ridicule and discrimination, and tried to tát commit suicide, but with time he learned to tát see his own potential.
He is currently giving motivational talks around the world, has written several books and is a regular on talk shows and TV programs. He became very famous when starring in the touching short film "The Butterfly Circus."
5. Andrea Boccelli
Tenor, musician, writer, and musical producer of Italian origin, Andrea Boccelli has sold more than thở 75 million records.
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He was born with congenital glaucoma that left him partially blind, something that did not prevent him from taking piano lessons until the age of six. However, at age 12 he suffered a blow during a soccer game that left him completely blind. Endowed with a spirit of innate improvement, he decided to tát focus entirely on music, specifically on singing. He also studied law.
Boccelli has received numerous awards of international prestige and even has a beach named after him on the Adriatic.
6. Michael J. Fox
One of the most famous people with a well-known disability. The protaganist of "Back to tát the Future" was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 1991 when he was only 29 years old and his career was in full success.
He was told that he should withdraw from the stage, but he did not stop being an actor. Although at first it was not easy to tát accept his illness (he fell into depression and alcoholism), in the last decade he has not stopped working and his foundation has already raised $233 million for Parkinson's disease research.
After more than thở 25 years and with the disease in a very advanced stage, Michael J. Fox continues to tát maintain his spirit of improvement.
7. Alex Zanardi
After several years competing in Formula 1, Alex Zanardi suffered an accident in 2001 in which both legs were amputated. Three years later, he was on the track again driving a BMW for which he himself had adapted some prostheses.
He won four World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) victories. However, in 2007 he decided to tát focus his sporting efforts on adapted cycling. The tricycle he rides has also been designed by himself, and, to tát date, he has won three Paralympic gold medals.
8. Aaron Fotheringham
In addition to tát being one of the most inspirational disabled celebrities, Aaron Fotheringham is also one of the most famous skaters in the world. His specialty? Wheelchair skater.
During his childhood, Aaron underwent several failed hip operations that forced him to tát use a wheelchair permanently. Even so sánh, he continued to tát practice a sport which he was passionate about adapting to tát his disability. In 2005, Aaron Fotheringham landed a great jump with a 180° turn, and in 2006 made the first somersault in wheelchair history. Since then, his achievements and challenges are an example for hundreds of people.
These are some of the best-known personalities at the international level and with the most famous histories of improvement, but every day, there are many similar stories surrounding us that we vì thế not know about.
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Date: 2/18/2020 12:00:00 AM