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Famous people with disabilities



There have been many famous people in the past, who gain the recognition of others through their actions and the legacy that they left behind. These people can be anyone, including people with a disability. There have been many people with disabilities who have grown famous through their actions, overcoming the setbacks that life has presented them.


The first person I am going to talk about is Stephen Hawking, one of the most intelligent humans to ever live on this planet. Hawking suffered from Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which prohibited him from moving most of his muscles, even causing him to lose his ability to speak. Even though Hawking did not have the physical capabilities that most other humans did, his mental capabilities were able to lead him to make significant breakthroughs in the field of science.


The next person of interest is Franklin D. Roosevelt. Roosevelt was diagnosed with Polio and his legs became paralyzed forever. However, a few years later, he was able to serve as the president of the United States of America until he died. He made a lasting impact on the affairs of the US as he led the country through World War II and the Great Depression. In his efforts to combat Polio, he developed a foundation now known as March of Dimes to help children with Polio or other such conditions.


The last person on this post, and perhaps the most famous, is Helen Keller. Keller became both blind and deaf in the younger years of her life. Even though she had to navigate life without two of the most important senses, she was still able to become a graduate, most likely the first ever, and make an impact. She traveled across the world to raise awareness for many different issues.


All of these people became famous, backed only by their own merits. These people were able to overcome their issues and still change the world as we know it. Anyone can do anything they put their mind to, especially those with disabilities.

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