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Disability Abilities

Don't dis my abilities!

Disability Abilities

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I am in a wheelchair; it's not who I am, it's just how I get around.

Man with muscular dystrophy crosses the finish line at the Boston marathon.

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.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death: Jean-Dominique Bauby, Jeremy Leggatt: 9780375701214: Books

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.

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.

Top 10 Extraordinary People With Disabilities

Famous people with disabilities. Via HuffPost

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.

Blind From Birth, But Able To Use Sound To 'See' Faces

Disability, the Truth

▶ 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.

Man With Cerebral Palsy Paints Masterpieces Using Only A Typewriter  | SF Globe

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.

The Most Inspiring Farmer You'll Ever Meet (VIDEO)

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

Danielle Orner: Writer, actor, yoga instructor

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

Stephen Murray, Professional BMX Rider, broke his neck while attempting his signature backflip. Completely paralyzed from the neck down, he ...

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Beach Wheelchairs!

Beach Wheelchairs

The Duet- The “Go-Anywhere” Wheelchair Bicycle Tandem Note: please wear helmets for safety!

Flying Wheelchair

Wheelchair yoga - wow!

▶ Tim's Place Albuquerque: Service With A Smile | Tim Harris, owner of Tim’s Place, is the country’s only restaurant owner with Down’s Syndrome, and the joy he gets from serving people good food carries over into his diner’s most famous export: hugs!