Overcoming daily obstacles and dealing with various stereotypes is not that easy for wheelchair users. Unfortunately, these everyday battles can lead to a low self-esteem and low sense of self-worth. However, instead of bringing yourself down, keep in mind that your wheelchair doesn’t determine who you really are! Just look at all those inspirational and influential people in wheelchairs who are successful athletes, TV celebrities, bloggers, inspirational speakers and more. They found a way to overcome their own obstacles in life and so should you. Therefore, before you give up on joining disabled dating sites or socializing all together, look these people up on social media and you will surely get inspired and encouraged to get out and show the world who you really are.
Almost every person in the world has heard about this amazing guy. He has become one of the most famous motivational speakers and he is a New York Times best-selling author. Although he was born with no limbs, Vujicic travels the world inspiring people and shedding light on life’s issues. Therefore, look him up on social media and you will find a lot of his speeches and motivational quotes.
John Charles Hockenberry
A Peabody and Emmy Award-winning American journalist John Charles Hockenberry has been in a wheelchair since he was 19 years old due to a spinal cord injury caused by a car accident. If you follow him on social media you will be able to read his intriguing and entertaining posts that address political, racial and other issues.
Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham
If you are by nature an active person craving for an adrenaline rush, Aaron will prove to you that there is nothing you can’t do if you go for it. Due to spina bifida, he has been in a wheelchair since the age of 3, but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a famous athlete known for his unique performances. Just watch some of his exciting videos and updates, and you will surely feel inspired.
When she was five years old, Santina was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed. Nevertheless, that hasn’t prevented her from becoming an actress, writer, public speaker, and comedian. If you check her Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account, you will see a lot of entertaining posts and learn exciting details about her career.