Most Inspiring Disabled People In History


The Top Ten

1 Stephen Hawking Stephen Hawking Stephen William Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

Stephen Hawking is a smart and intelligent man. He is a real genius. He is sadly paralysed by the terrible Amyotrophic Lateral Scelerosis - a motor neurone disease. Despite his disability, he continues his research as a great scientist. He never talks about his pains. Keep going! dear Mr. Stephen Hawking

Prof. Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Scelerosis) when he was just 21! Though this horrible disease has paralysed him over 5 decades he never lost hope or complained about his miseries. He is still going well with his research as a brilliant scientist. Keep it up! A true genius! Hats off to you! Dearest Mr. Stephen W Hawking.

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2 Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the President of the United States from 1933 to 1945. A Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and dominated his party for many years as a central figure in world events during more.

Led America though the Great Depression and World War 2 with Polio! - SoldierOfFortune

3 Helen Keller
4 Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig was definitely disabled for a VERY short amount of time compared to everyone else here, but I think there's not doubt that he was a very inspiring and optimistic man. - higgsboson2142

5 Chris Burke
6 Ludwig Van Beethoven Ludwig Van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, more.
7 Sarah Bernhardt
8 Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954), born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón was a Mexican painter known for her self-portraits.
9 Christopher Reeve
10 Frida Kahlo Christopher Reeve

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The Contenders

11 Tanni Grey-Thompson
12 Ray Charles Ray Charles Raymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
13 Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder Stevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.
14 Albert Einstein Albert Einstein
15 Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli Andrea Bocelli, OMRI, OMDSM is an Italian classical crossover tenor, recording artist, and singer-songwriter. Born with poor eyesight, he became permanently blind at the age of 12 following a football accident.
16 Jim Abbott

A professional major league baseball pitcher with only one hand is pretty amazing!

17 Temple Grandin
18 Tony Iommi Tony Iommi Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer. Best known as lead guitarist and founding member of the pioneering heavy metal band Black Sabbath, he has been the band's sole continual member and primary composer. At age 17, he accidentally lost the fingertips of his middle more.

Managed to be the best guitarist without 2 fingertips. - SoldierOfFortune

19 Jose Feliciano Jose Feliciano José Montserrate Feliciano García (born September 10, 1945), better known simply as José Feliciano, is a Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist, singer, and composer.
20 Kyle Maynard
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