Sometimes the most powerful way to find the motivation you need to get over life’s hurdles is to learn about others who have overcome incredible odds to find success. It doesn’t even have to be someone in your profession or someone with the same goals that you have. Because in the end, we all face the same variety of challenges in one form or another — presence of fear, lack of opportunity, physical or mental health limitations, financial setbacks — and we’re all trying to find a way to beat the odds.
So, today’s post is designed to give you that motivation — no matter what your goal in life is and no matter what your personal challenges might be — by learning more about those who have succeeded in the face of remarkable odds. You can learn a lot from these 5 stories of people with physical disabilities who rose to the top of their chosen professions by adapting to their environment and never giving up. Consider their stories, apply them to your own life, and perhaps you can turn your difficulties into a story of success. Continue reading
When a massive tornado strikes a town, where does a person in a wheelchair take shelter during the onslaught? Ask this hero.
Paralysis in her 50's didn't keep ping-pong player extraordinaire Cindy Ranii from competition—she's now shooting for the 2016 Paralympics.
If all goes as planned, a paralyzed teen will use a mind-controlled exoskeleton to kick off soccer's 2014 World Cup in Brazil!
Some people with paralysis are making extraordinary strides using the functional electrical stimulation bike. Come along for the ride!
With the help of Shepherd Center's therapy dogs, Christian Maynard can now lift weights, work out, and stand up after spinal cord injury.
Sam Bridgman, who has Friedreich's ataxia, left his wheelchair and, with the help of trainers, walked across the stage to receive his college diploma.
Jasper the dachshund had paralyzed back legs from a spinal cord injury until he received a nose-cell transplant, and now, he's running all over the place!
A paralyzed Olympic athlete walks down the aisle with a Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to get her to the altar, where she said "I do."
The 2012 Great Sports Legends Dinner honored Shaq and others, raising almost $18 million for the Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.