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I Am 'physically Challenged,' Not 'disabled'

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    How Do You Like to Be Labeled

    I experience a very troublesome problem very often and was thinking of asking all those in this group how they are addressed and/or how they would like to be addressed as to their physical condition. I have been called disabled, handicapped, a partial spinal cord injured patient...
    Ritzy1963 Ritzy1963 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 12, 2007

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    I have Multiple Scoliosis

    and it has slowed me down. However I am still hear.
    Somethingtoread Somethingtoread 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 22, 2015

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    We Are Also Humans

    IĀ am 27 years old person with some locomotor disablity.Some five years ago a physically fit girl fell in love with me.After some time our relation became strong and deep.I was also in deep love with her.i left no stone unturned for her happiness.i supported her at every step of...
    Kamranbhat Kamranbhat 26-30, M Dec 24, 2012

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    My Journey

    i was never that fast to begin with, at least now i have an excuse. : ) the saying 'love knows no boundries' is oh so true, and like Churchill proclaimed " i have nothing to offer but my Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat", i can honestly say i gave it my best shot, i lived my Love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 3, 2011

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    im not disabled cuz if you call me crippled one

    more time im ABLE to kick your ***
    cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 25, 2013

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    For Me, Disabled Is More Accurate

    I simply lack an ability that most people have, so disabled is fine for me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 17, 2010

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    These People Inspired Me And Helped Me Move Forward In The Darkest Hour

    Nick Vujicichttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8ZuKF3dxCYhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Vujicichttp://www.lifewithoutlimbs.orgHirotada Ototakehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSkvDAziQqUhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirotada_OtotakeHellen Kellerhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
    punborpit punborpit 26-30, M Dec 3, 2011

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    My name is Nic 34 years old

    and live with Severe cerebral palsy paraplegia -Hypotonia and seizures disorder I have a lot of problems but I don't let them get me down. I live with my parents still and have a carer come in the mornings I go out most days.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 19, 2015

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    I hate when people don't like me

    or don't want to date cause of my disability we'll I'm sorry god didn't make me perfect like you
    Ifeelkikeaghosht Ifeelkikeaghosht 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2014

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    Not Disabled...

    but challenged. It is a gift, because I  have a chance to use my creativity to modify and find different ways to do things...I am all the better for having tested myself and surpassed my own expectations. What doesn't kill you, indeed makes you stronger!
    allycat419 allycat419 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2008

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    Not Disabled

    i'm not disabled, but i haveĀ Degenerative Disc Disease, which means my bones are crumbling, I've had 3 discs removed in my neck, but know the disease has gone down to my pelvis, I have to wear a brace when I go for a walk, I can't walk too far, I used to love to walk in the warm...
    creativegoth creativegoth 56-60, M Dec 28, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    people don't make fun of me much anymore about my disability but as a kid I was bullied tease and beat up in grade school that's kindergarten through 5th grade middle school and...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 4 days ago

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    So my brother dislikes me for no reason says am an immature idiot and my sister envies me because my mother says she will leave the house to me since I am physically disabled and...
    kryme kryme 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    19 year old male son. Past few months is buying Neon Pink girl's / women's clothing from Victoria's Secret store, wearing pink nail polish. Just found out September, 2014...
    Confidentiality Confidentiality 51-55, F Jan 19

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