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Six Famous People with Cerebral Palsy Infographic

16 Jun 2014

Instead of seeing Cerebral Palsy as a negative, many people in this Cerebral Palsy infographic used their disability as a way to achieve great things.

Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that can involve brain and nervous system functions, such as movement, learning, hearing, seeing, and thinking. Instead of seeing it as a limitation, these six saw as merely another challenge and overcame the struggle to become some of the best minds in their field. Josh Blue was able to use it as a big base for his hilarious comedy. Dr. Brunstrom is able to understand the condition better than any other neurologist in her field because of her point of view experience.

Each person would probably practice their craft regardless of their disability. But they still chose to see it as a positive and use it as a strength, not a weakness or an excuse.

We all over come struggles. Everyone – whether we have a disability or not.

We are held back because of expectations. A “can’t do anything” attitude comes from outside sources. There are positives and negatives to every situation. It just depends on how you look at it.

Think about when we learn that someone has cancer. it’s usually those that don’t have cancer who are sorry – but those with the cancer persevere.  Society tends to apply that “I’m sorry” attitude to people with disabilities so much so that we’ve grown up in a culture that tells people to feel sorry for those who are sick or disabled. We automatically feel sorry for people who are not “normal” or don’t have what we have. When in reality, it just makes ourselves feel a little better about the situation.

We all need help and we all need accommodations in some factor. We are not solely self-sufficient beings.

It’s what we do with our disability, our strengths, and our weaknesses that helps us grow and master our passions and make a difference in the world.