Life is not always fair. Sometimes it tests us in ways we cannot imagine. Up and down are the main crusts of our journey on earth. Tragedies happen and heroes are born, stronger than any illness or disabilities. They did not think themselves lesser than anybody. With eternal devotion, hard work and talent they wrote their names with golden in the pages of history. Action, writing, paintings, public speaking, research and so on, these geniuses have casted their spells everywhere. Different people with different stories have one thing in common, they do not lose hope and keep working hard. Here are some of these heroes mentioned with their achievements.
Greatest of all physicist, Albert Einstein faced difficulties in learning and doing basic mathematical problems till the age of three. He had a tough time even in expressing himself in writing. He is the father of theory of relativity and developed theories in quantum physics. These two branches form the pillars of modern physics. His mass-energy equivalence is the world’s most famous equation. Albert Einstein received a Nobel Prize in physics in 1921 for his contribution in physics especially for his discovery of Law of Photoelectric effect. His intellectual achievements and originality resulted in “Einstein” becoming synonymous with genius.
Stephen Hawking’s ground breaking discoveries enables him to be the next after Einstein. He is a wizard in the world of physics. Brief history of time, is one of the most famous works of his. After Hawkins paralysis due to degenerative neurological disorder, he spent rest of his life on a wheelchair. He was an English theatrical physicist, cosmologists, and author who was director of research at the Centre of Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. He was the Luc Asian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge between 1979-12009. Hawking was a Fellow of Royal Society, a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
First person to become the president of United States, George Washington suffered from Dyslexia throughout his life. Washington has been called the father of nation for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country. His first public office was serving as official Surveyor of Culpeper Country, Virginia from 1749 to 1750. He was later elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and was named delegate to the Continental Congress. He was appointed Commanding General of the Continental Army. Washington also commanded the Continental Army during the American Revolution (1775-83) and preside over the convention that drafted the U.S Constitution.
At the age of 11, Helen Keller suffered from an illness which left her both hearing and visually impaired. But she was determined to glitter her name with stardom. Soon she became the first differently abled to get a Bachelor’s degree. She communicated primarily using home signs until the age of seven until she met her teacher, Anne Sullivan. She worked for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) from 1924 until 1968, during which time she toured the United States and travelled to 35 countries around the globe advocating for those with vision loss. One of her notable works include ‘The Story of My Life’. Keller was a prolific author, writing 14 books and hundreds of speeches and essays on topics ranging from animals to Mahatma Gandhi.
5.Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt was stuck on a wheelchair at the age 39 due to a disease known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome. He was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A member of Democratic Party. He won a record four presential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great Depression, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the worst economic crisis in U.S history. As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition, which defined modern liberalism in the United States throughout the middle third of the 20th century. His third and fourth terms were dominated by World War II, which ended shortly after he died in office.
Mexican world-famous model was infected with polio at the age of 6. This tragedy damaged her legs due to paralysis. She was also painter inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Her work often had a strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. Kahlo has been described as a surrealist or magical realist. She is known for painting about her experience of chronic pain. Despite of severe illness Frida was a bright student, headed for medical school. At the age of 18, life again went down hill for her. She met with accident which caused her lifelong pain. Her interest in politics led her to join the Mexican Communist Party in 1927, through which she met fellow Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Her fabulous works were uncovered till 1970s, later art historians rediscovered them.
7.Ludwig Van Beethoven
Well-known musician was impaired in later stages of his life. He was succumbed to hearing disability by the age of 44 but his did not stop him from composing mind-blowing pieces. His works are ranked amongst the most performed of the classical music repertoire, and the span the transition from the classical period to the romantic. Beethoven gained a reputation as a reputation as a virtuoso pianist, and he was soon courted by Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky for compositions, which resulted in his three Opus 1 piano trios in 1795. His Late String Quarters of 1825-1826 are amongst his final achievements. After some months of bedridden illness, he died in 1827. Beethoven’s works remain mainstays of the classical music reporters.
8.Nicholas James Vujicic
Nicholas James Vujicic suffered from a rare disease called phocomelia. As a result, he was born without any limbs. The disorder is called Tetra-Amelia syndrome. Even such circumstances did not stop from being one of the most famous motivational speakers. When he was 17 his mother showed him a newspaper article about a woman praying with a severe disability, he then started to give talks at his prayer group. He graduated from Griffith University at the age 21 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a double major in accountancy and financial planning. He is married to Kanae Miyahara. The couple has two sons and two daughters and reside in Southern California. Vujicic’s first book, Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life, was published by Random House in 2010 and has been translated into over 30 languages.
This man proved that we just need skills and devotion to excel in any field. Rowan Atkinson had speaking disabilities despite of this he was an amazing performer on the idiot box. Even now, he rules each and every child’s heart. Initially, he got many rejections but he did not give up but invented a unique character of Mr. Bean and Blackadder. Rowan Atkinson was listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest actors in British comedy in 2007 and among 50 comedians ever, in a 2005 poll of fellow comedians. He is known for his use of physical comedy in his Mr. Bean persona, Atkinson’s other characters rely more on language. He had cinematic success with his performances in the Mr. Bean film adaptions Bean (1997), Mr. Bean’s Holiday (2007) and also in the Johnny English film series (2003-2018). He also appeared as the titular character in Maigret (2016-2017). The artist was appointed a CBE in the 2013 Birthday Honors for services to drama and charity.
Superman was a real hero even in his real life. He suffered from a horrific horse accident in 1995 and his mobility was possible with the help of wheelchairs. In 1998, he started the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation to enhance researches regarding injuries related to the spinal cord. Actor, director, activist is best known for playing the main character, title role in the film Superman (1978) and its three sequels. Even from his wheelchair, Reeve returned to creative work, directing, In the Gloaming (1997) and acting in the television remake of Rear Window (1998). He also made several appearances in the Superman-themed television series Smallville, and wrote two autobiographies books, Still me and Nothing Is Impossible.