1. Teddy Pendergrass
Teddy Pendergrass is a popular singer in the period of 1990s. The singer started to become a part of the music industry by joining the Cadillacs as a drummer. Later on, Pendergrass grabbed the opportunity to become a member of the Blue Notes and Harold Melvin. This guy has an excellent talent in singing. However, the remaining years of his life were spent in a wheelchair because of a car accident. Teddy Pendergrass got paralyzed after getting involved in a car accident which was recorded on the exact date of March 18, 1982 at Philadelphia. The singer suffered a very serious spinal cord injury and lower body paralysis after the accident. After six months, this guy returned to his studio and began to accomplish the album entitled “Love Language” while in a wheelchair.
2. Itzhak Perlman
Itzhak Perlman is a famous violinist in the period of 20th century. This Israeli-American musician became a conductor and a pedagogue while still aiming for the best achieving in the musical industry. One of the main reasons why this guy grew old in a wheelchair is a very serious disability. Perlman was positive to polio when he was just four years old. However, Perlman didn’t use this disability as a reason to give up. Instead, the violinist continued to play violin by using a wheelchair and supportive crutches in front of the audiences who love music.
3. Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking is a famous physicist who earned a lot of appraisals from different people. This guy was very intelligent and possesses advanced knowledge in the application of physics in many aspects. The biggest hindrances in the life of Hawking are the serious disabilities and diseases that brought a lot of problems in his movements and actions. This physicist is positive to motor neuron disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, two different diseases that normally affect the voluntary movement of muscles in the human body. Due to these illnesses, Hawking spent the remaining years of his life in a wheelchair and died at the age of 50.
4. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the 32nd president of the United States. This guy has exemplary skills in manifesting excellent leadership to the American people. One day, while Franklin Roosevelt and his family spent a vacation in Campobello Island of Brunswick, the former US president experienced a very uncomfortable feeling in his body and was diagnosed. The results of the diagnoses claimed that Roosevelt is positive to Polio. His lower body got paralyzed. However, Roosevelt chose to keep it a secret by not informing the public about his medical condition. This former US president decided to try different kinds of therapies and supportive tools that can make him walk in short distances while still acting as a president of their nation. But in the private places of their home and vacation houses, the president took a lot of time resting and sitting in a wheelchair. Roosevelt didn’t lose his confidence and determination after suffering from paralysis. In the latest studies conducted about the life of president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the researchers stated that the real illness of this man is Guillain-Barre syndrome.