Don't give up.!  

barbiebunny 37F
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5/15/2006 11:53 pm

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5/18/2006 10:33 pm

Don't give up.!

# Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Hannibal and Harriet Tubman, all of whom had epilepsy;

# James Brady, President Reagan`s press secretary, who received a traumatic brain injury during the assassination attempt on the President;

# Senators Bob Dole and Daniel Inouyne, both of whom sustained disabling injuries during World War II;

# Baseball player Jim Abbott, who was born with one hand yet pitched in the major leagues;

# Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, and General George Patton, all of whom had some form of learning disability;

# Musicians Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, who are blind, violinist Itzhak Perlman, who contracted polio as a child, and actress Marlee Matlin, who is deaf; and

# President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who led the nation from his wheelchair



Its good to be...ME


tillerbabe 57F

5/16/2006 12:55 am

I really needed this right now...with my brother's fiance sustaining a head injury one week before their wedding that has left her blind and disabled...and dealing with a re-hab center that isn't giving her the correct care - thanks dear, this is very timely....{=}


barbiebunny replies on 5/18/2006 12:18 am:
i hope all goes well with you and your family

LickMyLovePump69 46M
1 post
5/16/2006 1:13 am

As a person who uses a wheelchair, I appreciate your highlighting these famous people who happened to have disabilities. To add a couple of other names to your list: Leonardo Da Vinci (need I say more) had dyslexia ; and Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest scientists in modern times, has Lou Gehrig's disease.
Thanks

PS- I dig your new profile pics, especially the CyberBunz shots


barbiebunny replies on 5/18/2006 12:19 am:
thanks hun i dig the cyber bunz ones too

Nightguy_1961 56M
4866 posts
5/16/2006 5:20 am

James Earl Jones...who overcame stuttering to become one of the most recognized voices in entertainment (I mean, what Pee Wee Herman doing Darth Vader's voice? c'mon)

Beethoven...who was deaf, but composed the most moving symphonies in music history; the legend goes that the reason his music is so 'loud' is so he could feel the sound vibrating the floor.

And some credit should go to those who tried, but failed:

Ernest Hemmingway...who battled depression most of his adult life, but wrote some of the most inspiring work in American literature.

Chris Reeves...who, despite a crippling injury, fought for research into spine injury repair/recovery. (and will always be Superman in my book, thank you very much!!!)

Vincent Van Gogh...who suffered severe mental problems, but tried to bring color and brightness to the world with his art.

Outstanding post, barbie...my compliments....

NG61...disappearing into the darkness


barbiebunny replies on 5/18/2006 12:19 am:
thanks for adding to it!! i loved it

tootsiedippin 54M/54F
1078 posts
5/16/2006 10:48 pm

Bunzie,
your nice reminder that there are those who have less than fortunate events happen to them or are born slightly different than the "norm" has come at a good time for many. Many of us seem to need to draw on the courage and strength of these heros. They show that you can indeed overcome adversity and shine in your own way.
Beautiful job Bunz!

Smoochies,
Toots


barbiebunny replies on 5/18/2006 12:20 am:
its all about hope

RoyalPurpleRose 53F

5/17/2006 7:59 am

Too many chose the easy way, maybe because they are just too lazy. I don't know that the various people listed here, set out to achieve greatness. I think when life handed them lemons, they smiled and made lemonade to share with the rest of us.

Good Post ... and thanks for the encouragement.

~Kisses, RPR


barbiebunny replies on 5/18/2006 12:20 am:
rpr...i think u got that right Human potential

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