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We have a lot to learn from Hunter, who recently lost an arm in a shark attack: "So I kind of have two options -- I can try to live my life the way I was and make an effort to do that even though I don't have an arm or I can kind of just let this be completely debilitating," he said. "Out of those two, there's really only one that I would choose to do and that's to try and fight and live a normal life with the cards I've been dealt," he said.
Hunter Treschl Talks About Staying Positive After Shark Bite
Living One-Handed is Ryan's blog, where he talks about all the different ways that he's adapted to living with a congenital limb deficiency
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Living One Handed blog
I’m a husband, father, pastor and writer. And I have one hand. I was born in 1977, missing my left forearm. For 34 years I’ve been doing things one-handed. Everything, actually. My aim in life is to help people realize they are valuable. They are lovable. They are important. Hopefully my story, my life, will help you to find and live yours. Ryan
Living One-Handed is Ryan's blog, where he talks about all the different ways that he's adapted to living with a congenital limb deficiency #adaptation #occupationaltherapy #physicaltherapy #adl #IADL #onehanded #amputee
Living One-Handed - A Place for Humor, Help and Hope
I am in a wheelchair; it's not who I am, it's just how I get around.
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Only need the stupid thing if I am out and going to be on my feet more than a few minutes. Dang Rheumatoid Arthritis hurts my feet and knees after being on them a few minutes. It's ok, I'm pretty used to it now.
Wheelchair does not define a person and don't ever be afraid to go up talk to person in wheel chair they are just like us <3
Man with muscular dystrophy crosses the finish line at the Boston marathon.
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VIDEO Runner with muscular dystrophy is final athlete to cross Boston Marathon finish line
(Stroke) The diving bell and the butterfly. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book.
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"Not only was I exiled, paralyzed, mute, half deaf, deprived of all pleasures & reduced to the existence of a jellyfish, but I was also horrible to behold. There comes a time when the heaping up of calamities brings on uncontrollable nervous laughter - when, after a final blow from fate, we decide to treat it all as a joke." The Diving Bell & the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death, Jean Dominique Bauby. Pinner writes: "Beautiful memoir. If you don't read anything else, read this."
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death: Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jeremy Leggatt: 9780375701214: Amazon.com: Books
Bethany Hamilton – Soul Surfer, Professional Surfer, Role Model, Inspiration » Galleries » Photos
A guy can have a girl hero - right? Bethany Meilani Hamilton of Kauai was a serious professional surfer as a young 13 year old gal with 2 title wins. She survived a 2003 tiger shark attack at Tunnels Beach at the age of 13. Her left arm was bitten off at the shoulder. In less than a month after the incident, she returned to her board and professional surfing. Since the attack, she has added 3 title wins and a total of 10 Top 5 finishes to her record. #bethanyhamilton
October 31, 2003: Bethany Hamilton, thirteen, loses her left arm to a shark attack while surfing near her home in Hawaii. It takes two operations to repair the wound, yet less than a month later she is back on a surfboard.
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Soul Surfer Bethany Hamilton: Inspiring People, Books, and Films
As an inspiration to students struggling with learning disabilities, here are the Top 12 successful, inspiring stars who live with a learning disability.
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12 Successful Stars with Learning Disabilities At least the kids will know who these people are!
12 Successful Stars with Learning Disabilities
Top 10 Extraordinary People With Disabilities- It is a great achievment for any man to perform extraordinary acts – but it is even more so when this is done despite a terrible disability. This list looks at 10 people who have made a major mark on society through their actions or through succeeding against all odds.
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10 extraordinary people with disabilities... Sudha Chandran, born in Chennai, South India. She completed her Masters in Economics from Mumbai. In a trip from Mumbai to Chennai she met with an accident resulting in the amputation of her right leg. She was given an artificial leg and despite this terrible disability, she became one of the most accomplished dancers of the Indian Subcontinent.
Sudha Chandran was born to family in Chennai, South India. She completed her Masters in Economics from Mumbai. On one of her return trips from Mumbai to Chennai she met with an accident resulting in the amputation of her right leg. She was given an artificial leg and despite this disability, she became one of the most accomplished and acclaimed dancers of the Indian Subcontinent. She has been honored with numerous awards and has performed all over the world.
Top 10 Extraordinary People With Disabilities
Famous people with disabilities. Via HuffPost
10 majorly successful people with disabilities
By Tiffiny Carlson, the Mobility Resource Everyone has hardships they encounter in their lives, but when someone with a disability is able to overcome all of the additional c#$!% a disability brings to not only survive, but to find mega success, t...
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10 Majorly Successful People With Disabilities
The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.
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Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces. The area of the brain that recognizes faces can use sound instead of sight. That recent discovery suggests facial recognition is so important to humans that it's part of our most basic wiring.
In sighted people, the part of the brain that recognizes faces is linked to the brain's visual system. But in blind people it seems wired to circuits that process sound.
Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces
Disability, the Truth
Living with a disability has its tough times... but lots of lighter moments too. We interviewed people all over the country to hear their insights; these frank and funny conversations reveal the truth about disability and today we bring you the best moments from that series.
▶ iLove Stories of Independence HD - YouTube An amazing insight on how technology is empowering independence. The clip shares the positive impact on two people, how one person is sharing it with his community, and explains why one special company needs a huge “thank you” for making it possible.
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iLove Stories of Independence. It's nice to see the amazing things technology has done to enable new abilities and freedoms.
▶Amazing insight from two men with spinal cord injuries on how technology can bring independence. iLove Stories of Independence HD - YouTube
Man With Cerebral Palsy Paints Masterpieces Using Only A Typewriter | SF Globe
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KING-TV (2004): An extraordinary man with a severe disability creates incredible works of art using a typewriter!
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Typewriter Artist #Amazing #Awesome #GodBlessed
German Shepherd Adopts Orphan Kittens.
Athlete Aimee Mullins - Born without fibulae in both legs, Aimee’s medical prognosis was discouraging; she was told she would never walk, and would likely spend the rest of her life using a wheelchair. In an attempt for an outside chance at independent mobility, doctors amputated both her legs below the knee on her first birthday. The decision paid off.
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Need some inspiration? This is Aimee Mullins. Aimee Mullins' legs were amputated at the age of one, but with the help of the most advanced artificial legs, she has set world records in running the 100-meter, 200-meter dash and the long jump at the Paralympics. Off the field, Mullins is working on a successful modeling career. People magazine named her one of the "50 Most Beautiful People." Google her, incredible!
Aime Mullins: Inspirational
Inspiration - Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs. “Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do and nobody calls her disabled.” ― Aimee Mullins
Check out this great weight loss site http://weightloss-6xs84q10.thetruthfulreviews.com Aimee Mullins is an American athlete, actress, and fashion model best known for her collegiate-level athletic accomplishments, despite a medical condition that resulted in the amputation of both of her legs. “Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do and nobody calls her disabled.” ― Aimee Mullins
No excuses! What an inspiration!!! Go girl!
The Most Inspiring Farmer You'll Ever Meet (VIDEO)
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The Most Inspiring Farmer You'll Ever Meet (VIDEO) A positive attitude, leads to happiness and success and can change your whole life. !!! "Some people are ashamed of their freckles. Some people are ashamed of that spare tire around their waist. They have big ears or a big nose. I think if you're worried about how you look, you're cheating yourself out of opportunities." Chris was born without arms or legs.
The Most Inspiring Farmer You'll Ever Meet
Mike Rowe Describes A Run-In With A Vet That 8 Years Hosting ‘Dirty Jobs’ Couldn’t Prepare Him For
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Mike Rowe’s Powerful Facebook Post, Recalling the Question a Soldier Asked Him That Left Him Stunned
Mike Rowe talks about his encounter with a Veteran | Friends Of Liberty
In honor of American Heroes #MemorialDay
Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one
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[Inspiration Alert] This TED talk is sooo inspiring! #inspiring #tedtalk A Gorgeous Woman Shakes Her Body On Stage ... And The Crowd Goes Wild, but not the way you're thinking!
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Beach wheelchair for Eva next year.parksville here we come!!
Amphibious wheelchair 2 I which I could afford it for Zacky he loves the beach.
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This pin links to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association's overview of available beach wheelchairs. Cost, comfort, portability and "rollability" are among the factors the article considers. One way OT practitioners can support their clients in accessibility is to study the plausibility of available AT options.
Sweet ass beach chair
United Spinal's Spinal Cord Resource Center – Beach Wheelchairs
The Duet- The “Go-Anywhere” Wheelchair Bicycle Tandem Note: please wear helmets for safety!
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Link2....The DUET - a colorfully designed wheelchair tandem that combines the latest in cycle technology with advanced wheelchair design. It provides recreational opportunity no other product can provide! Enjoy the great outdoors like never before with the “go-anywhere” ruggedness of The DUET!
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Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham is a 20 year-old wheelchair moto-cross athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. Aaron was born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord, which resulted in him having no usage of his legs.
We think that a disability can stop us from trying and doing new things but Aaron Fotheringham an 18 year old boy diagnosed with Spina bifida proved everybody wrong. By skating not with a skateboard or a BMX bike but with his wheelchair.
So this guy lives his life in a wheelchair, AND he's a professional BMX rider... Inspiring.
Wheelchair yoga - wow!