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I Am 'physically Challenged,' Not 'disabled'

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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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    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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    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...
    leosdisciple leosdisciple 51-55, M Dec 3, 2011

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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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    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 51-55, M Dec 28, 2010

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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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    To live. Disabled. According to an abusive populace. That gives a break. But then adds more disabling breaks. Pun intended. America was nice. In the prior...
    converted converted 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    I remember riding the bus to school as a kid and this one kid calling the bus for mentally and physically disabled kids "the retard bus" I don't remember his name but I resent...
    SuperblackSER SuperblackSER 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    When I see someone that may be disabled in some sort of way physically, emotionally, behaviorally, or mentally and that they are made fun of, it really irritates me!!! These...
    SummerJasmine SummerJasmine 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    Or... so I'm classified... but, I'm looking for other physically disabled people. I'm thinking about starting a website for us, and making all kinds of connections for various...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 7

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    The movie After The Fall is one of my favorite movies. It is about a young woman who competes in a horse competition and has a horrible fall that renders her paralyzed. I am...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    there's disney a film where a man's wife is brutally murdered by a serial killer and his son his left physically disabled. In a twist of events the son is kidnapped and kept in a...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M Jul 17

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    there's disney a film where a man's wife is brutally murdered by a serial killer and his son his left physically disabled. In a twist of events the son is kidnapped and kept in a...
    Anth1290 Anth1290 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I am half Chinese, three-eighths Black and one-eighths Native American (Choctaw). I am from Hawaii. I grew up raised to accept people and love one another no matter our differences...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    One of my favorite movies After The Fall just started on Hallmark. I especially love the scene later in the movie where the girl's subconscious kicks in and she drags herself with...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Jul 1

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    On august 4th 1985 my mother was involved in a car accident while on her way home from sea world. She was hit by a underage drunk driver ,Her car was totaled and she was badly...
    mildmike mildmike 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I'm 62 years old, and never thought I'd be old, sick, poor and alone. I have lost everything, so I will never be able to retire. I don't know how long I will be able to physically...
    Zennish Zennish 61-65, F 2 days ago

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