Looking For A Few Good Inspirational People

I am looking for stories about people who inspire you (or are you), who have overcome poor self-image or physical challenges and have gone on to experience rewarding and successful lives.  Selecteded stories may appear in the blog at SkinnyDeeping.com, a book slated for completion in late 2016, and/or as an interview on a program with the working title, SkinnyDeeping™ with Art.

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You Think You Have Problems?

History is filled with people who have overcome both real and self imposed personal challenges. Here are just a few examples of people who have overcome challenges to become successful and inspire others that they can overcome their challenges as well:

  • Matuschka (professional model lost breast to surgery)
  • Stephen Hawking (unable to speak or walk)
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt (unable to walk)
  • Teddy Roosevelt (overcame severe childhood illnesses)
  • Matt and Amy Roloff, both 4 feet tall (physical & health challenges)
  • Richard Branson, Thomas Edison, George Burns, Leonardo Da Vinci (dyslexia)
  • Dan Ackroyd, Howard Hughes (Tourettes Syndrome)
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven; Lou Ferrigno, Johnnie Ray (deaf)
  • Helen Keller (deaf & blind)
  • Dudley Moore, Gary Burghoff, Mia Hamm, Kristi Yamaguchi (club foot)

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