When The Going Gets Tough- The Tough Get Going- 10 Inspirational StoriesTranslate

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Categories: Creativity · Inspiration · Lifestyle     Tags: Russia Got Talent · Andrea BocelliEvgeny Smirnov · Nick Vujicic · Disability · See The Ability Not Disability · Inspirational Stories · Bill Porter William H Macy · Cerebral Palsy

There was an innovative campaign in the UK, a few years ago that was  designed to challenge misconceptions about people with various disabilities. The campaign featured positive images of people with disabilities, in a variety of employment and social settings. A good example, is that of a young man, sitting on the train station platform, singing along, to songs by the popular group, Radiohead, on his ipod. 

The video, shows him briefly then focuses on a young woman, staring at him and then the words "relax its just anther Radiohead fan" appear on the screen, as he sings. When the camera zooms out, The message "See the person not the disability" appears. When we  saw these stories about how people cope with different challenges daily with their disabilities, it seemed to raise interesting questions, about how shifting the focus from the disability and seeing the person really shines through. 

In other words if the person with the disability can remain positive and focus on what they went to accomplish, why do some people assume that the disability will make it impossible? Everyone deserves to have the same right to maximize their potential. Here are ten inspirational stories of different people with various different disabilities, who demonstrate clearly, that when the going gets tough, they get going

Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic
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Living without arms and legs,
Nick has no arms or legs, when children asked him, why he had no  arms or legs, he  replies 'Its because of cigarettes'!. Nick, is a father of two and travels around the world, giving motivational speeches, his hobbies are Golf and Surfing

Bill Porter

Bill Porter
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 Bill Porter has cerebral palsy, he wanted to work in sales,He not only  achieved his goal, he became one of the best salesmen in America. The movie ’Door to Door’ is starring William H Macy dedicated to his indomitable spirit,  starting in 1955, with the words ' I think theres something wrong with me'

Evgeny Smirnov

Evgeny Smirnov
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Russian break dancing  champion,   Evgeny Smirnov,   lost his leg due to alleged medical negligence. However, in 2015, he received a standing ovation on the hit show, Russia's got talent, when he performed an incredible routine, without the aid of a prosthetic leg.          

Andrea Bocelli

Andrea Bocelli
mtv.comSource: 
. This gifted classical singer, recently remarried and sums up his passion for life and  singing succinctly in one sentence:
Blindness deprives a person of the ability to see the world, but not to feel it.,

Madeline Stuart

Madeline Stuart
This determined young lady, wanted to become a model, and never gave up, despite being turned down by many modeling agencies, because she has Downs syndromeShe is now a successful model, who has appeared in New York's fashion week

Victoria Duval

Victoria Duval
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 World class tennis player, Victoria Duval is a Cancer survivor,  continued to train and went on to compete in Grand Slam tournaments, at just 20 years old

Chantelle Brown Young

Chantelle Brown Young
instagram.comSource: 
This young woman, suffers from a skin condition, known as Vitiligo, this causes white patches to develop on the face and body, due to a lack of skin pigmentation.  She too, wanted to achieve her dream to become a model, and refers to her condition as being a positive attribute:to her modeling career
There are dark-skinned and white-skinned people, and I perfectly fit both categories

Ksenia Bezuglova

Ksenia Bezuglova
facebook.comSource: 
Ksenia is a social activist, whose dream is to make the world more comfortable and accessible for wheelchair uses. She entered, and won an Italian beauty contest,, known as 'Vertical" aimed specifically at wheelchair users

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