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Post by 4everlearner on Sat May 24, 2008 6:13 pm

HERE IN THIS THREAD LET 'S DISCUSS THE PEOPLE WHO SUCCEEDED DESPITE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED.........

Roger Crawford

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Roger Crawford A ' s Main Accomplishments Include . . .

The first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in an NCAA Division One college sport and to be certified by the United States Professional Tennis Association; Loyola-Marymount University Athletic Hall of Fame inductee; National Hall of Fame for Persons With Disabilities inductee; Author of How High Can You Bounce and Playing from the Heart; Awarded the distinguished CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame designation, which is a lifetime honor for speaking excellence presented by the National Speakers Association; Appearances on A ' A"Good Morning America,A ' A CNBC, and the A ' A"Hour of PowerA ' A ; Featured in the original best-selling book Chicken Soup for the Soul, in the Emmy-award-winning movie In a New Light, and in publications, such as USA Today, MenA ' s Fitness, and Tennis

More About Roger Crawford . . .
Setbacks turn into comebacks when Roger Crawford shows his audiences how to use resilience as a springboard to success. Physically challenged since birth and told he may never walk, Roger Crawford beat the odds to become an award-winning NCAA Division I college athlete, certified member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, inductee into three different halls of fame.

An internationally acclaimed motivational speaker , Roger Crawford has been serving up grand slam programs to audiences throughout the world for 20 years. Crawford, who entertains, empowers, and energizes his audiences, delivers a message that can make a difference in the lives of those who hear him. He is equally effective as an opening speaker who excites the audience about the upcoming meeting and a closing speaker who sends the audience off on an unforgettable high.
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Re: Success N Physically Challenged

Post by 4everlearner on Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:28 pm

Mr Aditya is abnormally small but he made himself a special person in all other dwarfs.
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Meet Aditya, World's Smallest Bodybuilder!
At just 2ft 9in, Indian muscleman Aditya 'Romeo' Dev is the world's smallest bodybuilder.

Pint-sized Romeo is well-known in his hometown of Phagwara, India - for his ability to lift 1.5kg dumbbells - despite his overall 9kg body weight.

Every day, crowds flock to the local gym to the see the mini-muscleman in training.

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Unlike many dwarfs, Romeo is well proportioned, with a head circumference of 15in and a chest measurement of 20in.

Romeo said: "I've been training as a bodybuilder for the last two years and by now I think I must be the strongest dwarf in the world.

"I have always been fit but since I started working out, I have become famous for my strength.

"My size has never stopped me. I train with dumbbells and do aerobics and dance. People are always pleased to see me. I have been invited on TV shows and dance on stage."
His trainer Ranjeet Pal spents hours helping his 19-year-old protege build his small muscles to perfection.

"Because of his small size, I don't assign him hard exercises. But Romeo trains more or less the same as anyone else and he's much more determined.

"When he first started, I insisted he did a month of basic exercises like aerobics, push-ups and basic gymnastics to prepare his body.

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"After that, I made lightweight dumbbells and taught him basic weight-lifting exercises to shape his biceps and triceps. His size and his weight were taken care of so that he never hurt himself."

Determined Romeo is hoping to have an entertainment career after performing in many local TV shows.
He said: "I earn good money through my dance and bodybuilding shows but being rich doesn't interest me.

"My dream is to travel a lot - I want to perform in London with my idol, Jazzy-B."
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Post by viktorados on Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:32 pm

Famous Physically Challenged Musicians


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There are days when I'm just frustrated with the way I play and feel like I'm making very little progress. In times of self-doubt I always remind myself of the many musicians/composers who overcame physical limitations and I'm once again inspired to go on. Here's a list of famous musicians who were physically challenged and popular performers of our time who beat the odds.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) - Beethoven became deaf in his 20's but he continued to create such beautfiul music which is still much appreciated today. He wrote Symphony No. 2, op. 36 (D Major), Symphony No. 3 Eroica, op. 55 (E flat Major) Symphony No. 4, op. 60 (B flat Major) and other great masterpiece after he became deaf.

Michael Bolton (born February 26, 1953) - An American singer/songwriter who popularized such songs as "Said I Loved You But I Lied" and "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You " is reportedly deaf in one ear.

Itzhak Perlman (born August 31, 1945) - Is a violin virtuoso. He received training at the Academy of Music in Tel Aviv then continued to Juilliard School. In 1964, he won the Leventritt Competition, he has also won several Grammy's and appeared on various television shows. Perlman had polio when he was 4 resulting in the permanent paralysis of his legs.

Lemon Jefferson (1893 - 1929) - Blind since childhood, this guitarist and blues singer was very popular during the 1920's.

William Samuel McTell (1901 - 1959) - Lost his eyesight late in his childhood but became one of the best blues guitarists.

Ray Charles (1930 - 2004) - American singer, composer and pianist. He became blind when he was 7 due to glaucoma. He has won dozens of Grammy awards, is in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Jazz Hall of Fame.

Jose Feliciano (born September 10, 1945) - Puerto Rican guitarist and singer who was blind at birth due to glaucoma. He won several Grammy's and is considered one of the best folk guitarists.

Evelyn Glennie (born July 19, 1965) - A virtuoso percussionist from Scotland, is hearing impaired since she was 12. She received a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music Performance in 1989.

Stevie Wonder (born May 13, 1950) - American singer/songwriter and musician who won numerous Grammy's also an Ocsar and is in the Rock and Roll hall of fame as well as Songwriters hall of fame. As a newborn his eyes were damaged due to high doses of oxygen while in an incubator.

Jean Baptiste A ' A"DjangoA ' A Reinhardt (1910 - 1953) - A European jazz musician, the two fingers of his left hand was impaired due to a fire. He was known for his improvisations and toured with the Duke Ellington orchestra in 1946.

Andrea Bocelli (born September 22, 1958) - Famous Italian tenor who had glaucoma when he was a child which caused him to become blind. Bocelli is a popular operatic tenor as well as a crossover artist.
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Post by 4everlearner on Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:34 pm

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