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

    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

    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

    im not disabled cuz if you call me crippled one

    more time im ABLE to kick your ***
    cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas cleverusernamethatnooneelsehas
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2013

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 28, 2010

    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
    Christuner666 Christuner666
    26-30, M
    Apr 16

    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

    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

    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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