Disabilites: Curses or Blessings? Essay

1768 Words Nov 12th, 2012 8 Pages
Imagine living an entire, dreadful life where every item in every single glare was black and white. Or every sprint a person takes leaves the individual breathless. Or picture an innocent, young child who cannot talk or utilize other major abilities like most of the other kids can. These are just few of the many possible scenarios anyone in the U.S., or even the rest of the world, can have. These scenarios so to speak are disabilities. According to (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disabilities) a disability is a physical or mental handicap, especially one that prevents a person from living a full, normal life. Disabilities are indeed categorized as being either physical or mental handicaps, and can range from color blindness and …show more content…
If being blind or deaf was bad enough, just imagine being able to walk one day and then the next day unable to control the many muscles of the human body. Mobility disabilities like arthritis, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, and even stroke are just some of many examples of disabilities that a human can acquire at any moment of their precious life. Even with paralysis, another mobility disability that a medical condition where a person loses all the control over his/her muscles, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) still managed to serve at the 32nd President of the U.S. for a record-holding 4 terms. Being paralyzed from the waist down, FDR executed multiple treatments like UV lights, massages, and mineral baths. He consulted a number of other physicians and therapists in a vain effort to revitalize his muscles, but no success came. (http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/famous-polio.shtml). However, FDR was successful in “walking” in front of Congress, as well as, the entire world in producing one of his most famous speeches.

The last form of a physical disability a human can encounter is chronic illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or even Club Feet like what the famous founder of the Radical Republicans Thaddeus Stevens got hold of. Stevens suffered many hardships in his childhood including club feet, a birth defect in which the foot is

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