25 Inspiring People Who Overcame Their Disabilities

Some people may see disabilities as a limitation. However, there are others who see these disabilities, not as a limitation, but an opportunity. A chance to strive for more and accomplish what many only dream of. These brave men and women faced what most would consider an unbearable sentence and triumphed over mediocrity. From quadriplegics on surfboards to deaf composers, these are 25 Inspiring People Who Overcame Their Disabilities!

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Frida Kahlo

Frida KahloSource: wikipedia

One of the best known Mexican artists of the 2oth century, Frida was injured in a trolley accident as a teenager and her back never fully healed. She also contracted polio as a child and had a deformed leg. She became famous for her self portraits in a wheelchair.

19

Sudha Chandran

Sudha ChandranSource: wikipedia

A well-known Bollywood dancer and actress, Sudha lost one of her legs to an infection following a car accident in 1981.


18

John Hockenberry

John HockenberrySource: wikipedia

Working for Dateline in the 90s, John was one of the first journalists to use a wheelchair on an American television network. His spinal cord injury was the result of a car crash when he was 19.

17

Stephen Hawking

Stephen HawkingSource: wikipedia

In spite of being diagnosed with ALS when he was 21, Stephen is one of the world’s leading physicists.


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Bethany Hamilton

Bethany HamiltonSource: wikipedia

The subject of the movie Soul Surfer, Bethany lost her arm to a shark attack in Hawaii when she was only 13. That didn’t stop her though, and she returned to her board 3 weeks later.

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