Several stories of persons with disabilities, living full life
Yesterday, December 3 was the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Unfortunately, in our country, people with disabilities made as if to ignore and even pretend they do not exist at all. Seeing a rare disability who dared to leave the house, many shamefully avert their eyes. The fact that these people can be full members of society, can not yet walk and talk.
However, we very much hope that this shameful situation for a society still will begin to change. Today we want to start small, and suggest that you do not avert their eyes and look at people with disabilities and to learn the history of their lives, which the usefulness of the envy of many people with "unlimited" mobility.
Nick Vujicic was born with the syndrome of Tetra-Amelia - a rare hereditary disease that leads to the absence of the four limbs. At age 10 he tried to drown himself in the bath, so as not to bring more than their closest inconvenience. Now Nick - one of the most famous and popular motivational speakers in the world, has a beautiful wife and a son. And by its very existence provides hope for a "normal" life of thousands of people.
17 -year-old Carrie Brown - the carrier of Down syndrome. Not so long ago, thanks to the active support of their friends and the Internet, it has become a model of an American manufacturer of youth clothing. Carrie start upload their photos in the clothing Wet Seal on his page in the social network, which has become so popular that she was invited to become the face of the brand.
This story of true love spread around the Internet a year ago. A veteran of the war in Afghanistan, stepped on a bomb, lost all limbs, but miraculously survived. Upon returning home, his 23-year-old fiancee Kelly not only has not thrown a loved one, but also helped him in the literal sense, again, "stand up", despite the fact that he no longer has legs.
Little dweller Irkutsk orphanage Tanya Kirilova lucky - in the 13 months it had been born without a tibia and the small bones of the foot, has adopted the American family. So there was Jessica Long - famous swimmer, winner of 12 Paralympic gold medals and world record holder among athletes without legs.
New Zealander Mark Inglis in 2006 was conquered Everest for twenty years before having lost both legs. Climber froze them in one of the previous expeditions, but do not give up their dream of Everest and carried out the ascent to the top is difficult to even "ordinary" people.
Tatiana - Another American athlete with a disability to the paraplegic Russian origin. She is a multiple winner of the race in wheelchairs among women, including - the Boston Marathon in 2013. Tatiana is now very much wants to go to the Paralympic Games in Sochi, and this is specially mastered completely new to the sport - cross-country skiing and biathlon.
In a not too fine day Lizzie saw posted on the Internet video titled "The worst woman in the world" with a variety of views and relevant comments. It is not difficult to guess that the movie showed itself ... Lizzie, who was born with a rare syndrome, because of which she is completely absent adipose tissue. Lizzie's first impulse was to rush into an unequal "battle" with the commentators and respond to all of them, she thought of them. Instead, she pulled herself together and proved to the world that necessarily be a beauty to inspire people. She has already released two books and successfully performs with motivational speeches.
Of course, they are not seven. Such people have an incredible will to live and it can infect others, so much more. And even more around us - people who are in need to them finally noticed, and noticed - have not turned away in horror or disgust, and tried to help and support.