Famous People With Disabilities


There are many famous people who have excelled in various fields in spite of their physical disabilities, overcoming each and every hurdle on their way. The physical disability is a hurdle to normal existence and a person has to be mentally strong enough to overcome the barrier of his handicap nature. If you will look around, you will find that so many great men in diversified posts have overpowered the distractions of the handicapped circumstances of their life.

The most common form of disability is learning disability, also known as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Though, it is one of the kind of mental disabilities, yet the famous personalities suffering from it didn't bow down and fought with courage for rehabilitation to overcome the retardations in them. They are an inspiration to motivate that disability cannot restrict the rights of the person to excel in the fields that he may desire to.

If a lame man can climb the Mount Everest, a deaf can compose music, a limbless can play football, a footless lady can dance then why cannot others. They are not superhuman but despite being ordinary, they are extraordinary. Here are some famous people with disabilities who have attained heights of success:

A) Jim Abbott, the Olympic gold medalist in 1988 doesn't has his right hand.

B) Franklin Roosevelt was a polio patient and he used a wheelchair and stood with the aid of steel leg braces.

C) Stephen Hawking, perhaps the greatest scientist living, was suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), popularly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease that distempers the nerves that control a body's voluntary movements.

D) Walking, breathing, speaking, swallowing, become problematic.

E) Beethoven, the legendary music composer was deaf during the composition of 9th symphony.

F) The famous Hollywood personality, Tom Cruise suffers from dyslexia, a learning disability in which the brain alters the way process of written script.

G) Alexander the great suffered from epilepsy, but he tried to conquer the world.