by Rich Dixon on May 8, 2010

If you’re never heard of Aimee Mullins, you’re in for quite a surprise.

I recently encountered this amazing video under the headline: You just don’t look disabled.

In about 21 minutes this lady shares an incredible perspective on the impact of the label: ”disabled.”

The accompanying article offers some additional insights; it might be worth scrolling down to view the pictures before watching the video.

I was particularly struck by the tone of some of the comments at the end. I’m interested to hear your responses.

I’ll quote from one of the comments:

I despaired because I had no shoes, and then I met someone who had no feet…then I met Aimee Mullins, & she kicked my butt, & told me to quit whining…

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SherryNo Gravatar May 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I recently listened to an <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126323606
"> interview on NPR with a man who was disabled
. His perspecive made me stop and think. He was talking about people trying to find a cure for spinal muscular atrophy and here is a quote from the interview which says it all: "My disability is part of who I am. It's all I've ever known. Who would I be without it? It doesn't define me, but it has informed every aspect of my life. Even as a child, I never dreamed of walking. Flying, yes. I wanted to be a superhero, but I never wanted to be just like everyone else. " We are all perfect spirits and connected to each other through our higher consciousness or divine understanding. If we see people as spirit, we are all equally abled. Blessings, Sherry
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