10- Sudha Chandran
Sudha Chandran is considered one of the most celebrated Bharatanatyam dancers of Indian subcontinent and is the lady of sheer determination. Her right leg was cut off in 1981, due to Gangrene but this incredible will-power lady did not lose hope and defeated her impairment by fixed an artificial leg, also she is the holder of master degree in Economics. She was back in her profession after two years with a very warm welcome and praise from people all over the world. She is also known the best dancer for her stunning performances in Indian movies and television series.
9- Patrick Henry Hughes
Patrick Henry Hughes is the multi-instrumental musician who was born blind on March 10, 1988, with crippled limbs. He was an inborn patient of bilateral anophthalmia and hip dysplasia, His father backed him so much, when he was at the early age of nine months his father introduced him to piano. In 2006, when he was a student of University of Louisville, he played trumpet in the Louisville Marching Band and inspire the people with his talent, and his father pushing him on a wheelchair that’s when the media spot light on him. Due to his extraordinary talent, he was invited to perform all over the country.
8- Liz Murray
Elizabeth Murray was born on September 23, 1980, who lives in a dirty apartment of New York with her drug addicted parents. At the early age of 15, her mother died of AIDS and her father moved to a homeless shelter, when this girl became roofless. She never lose any chance of reading encyclopedias, and recovered from public trash boxes despite of her painful nights spent in dreadful environment like on subways and park benches. She never Lose hope and continuously do hard work and finally she got listed in the Harvard University. Liz is also an inspirational speaker as well as director of a company.
7- Randy Pausch
Randy Pausch , Professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University became the victim of pancreatic cancer in September 2006 and he died on July 25, 2008, due to its complications. Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams, is one of his kind lecture that made him famous is delivered on September 18, 2007, at CMU auditorium. His shining performance and his life experience approach was watched by millions of Internet viewers, and later, it was converted in a book, that has been translated in 35 different languages.
6- Sean Swarner
Sean Swarner is considered as a medical wonder because at the age of 13 and 15 she has defeated two deadly stages of cancer, Hodgkin’s disease and Askin’s sarcoma. Sean despite of his extreme life circumstances he is the first cancer survivor who climb the torturous Mount Everest. He never miss any chance to participate in presentations, which was organized to give hope to cancer patients.
5- Jessica Cox
Jessica Cox was born without arms but this deficiency could not stop her from capturing and achieving her goals, and she was the first pilot who fly a plane using only her feet. She was the holder of two black belts in Taekwondo, fond of fast driving, and graduate in psychology Jessica can put contact lenses in eyes, using her feet, she type 25 words/minute on computer. She also encourages disable people to change their mentality and works as a motivational speaker.
4- Ludwig van Beethoven
Beethoven was born in the family of musicians in Germany, One of the most celebrated phenomenon among romantic and classical composers. His hearing ability began to deteriorate and later he became completely deaf but this disability didn’t affect his inspiring and beautiful caliber of composing. Beethoven has established himself as a master legend in the musical arena, promoter of the modern symphony orchestra.
3- Helen Keller
Helen Keller was the first deaf and blind person to earn the degree of Bachelor of Arts. She was also an authoritative member of the Socialist Party of America where she criticized the policies of Woodrow Wilson. Helen devoted her later life for the American Foundation for Blind, and she was the well known author of 12 books and winner of the Presedential Medal of Freedom.
2- Nick Vujicic
Nick Vujicic was born on december 4, 1982, in a Serbian family, in Australia, Victim of a rare disease Tetra-amelia syndrome, by the absence of all four limbs. At the age of 17, he established an NGO Life Without Limbs to overcome the sick mentality of society because he struggled a lot in his childhood. He started his journey as a motivational speaker after graduating in Accounting and Financial Planning to tell people the meaning of life and increases hope among them.
1- Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking the genius, victim of a motor neuron disease, has changed the world by his revolutionary theories. Hawking wheelchair is attached with a computer system which is operated by an infrared ‘blink switch’, and is completely paralyzed with his legs, arms and voice. This renowned cosmologist and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts is admired among tech pundits for his works on gravitational singularities.