There are over 750 million people in the world today with some type of disability! Think about that number for a minute - the population of the state of California is 30 million people. The population of the United States is 250 million people. The population of the United States would only equal one third of the number of disabled people in the world!
Some disabilities are visible, such as a person in a wheelchair. But other disabilities are invisible, like an individual with a learning disability. Even though you can not see a person's disability does not mean they do not have one. So when you are thinking of asking a person to carry something heavy remember if they say "No," don't think of them as not wanting to help! This person might just have a bad case of asthma, or a muscular disorder, which limits them from carrying heavy objects.
Here are some interesting people with different disabilities:
Hans Christian Anderson (Famous Author) - Dyslexia
Ludwig van Beethoven (Famous Musician) - Deaf
Alexander Graham Bell (Great Inventor) - Learning Disability
Winston Churchill(Prime Minister of England) - Dyslexia
Walt Disney (Animator/ Movie Producer) - Dyslexia
Thomas Edison (Great Inventor) - Dyslexia
Albert Einstein (Great Physicist) - Dyslexia
Helen Keller (Devoted Life to Persons with Disabilities) -Blind, Deaf, and Mute
John Milton (Famous Author) - Visually Impaired
General George Patton (War General)-Dyslexia
Franklin D. Roosevelt (President of the United States)- Polio
Leonardo daVinci (Famous Painter)-Dyslexia
George Washington (President of the United States) - Dyslexia
Woodrow Wilson (President of the United States) - Dyslexia
These are just a few of the great disabled people in the world, who beat the odds against them and have achieved great things. There are many people in the world today who have overcome great odds, people who we look up to everyday.