10 Famous People Who Stood For What They Believe In

You can find a lot of people in this world who are normal pepeople like you. They firmly believed in their talents and have made a difference with their strength. They have proved that nothing is impossible if you are determined. This article is going to reveal the most famous people who stood for what they believed in and made a difference by not giving up.

10 Nick Vujicic

What can you do if you don't have any hands or legs? Most of you would think that your life is good for nothing. Well if this is the case, think about this man, who has no legs or arms and has only a small protruding foot along with two toes at his left thigh. He finished his graduation from Griffith University with accounting and financial planning as his major. With a positive approach and exceptional skills, he is now a motivational speaker and helps the teenagers resolve any issue that they face in their lives.

9 Craig Thornton

Thornton grew up in a difficult area that included drugs and exploitation in extreme levels. Thus, he was forced to leave home at the age of 16. He did small jobs to support his life. Now, he is popular for his tasty dishes that he prepares each night. His dish, wolvesmouth is not just innovative in its name but also has a distinct flavor. All the local people and influential and rich ones flock at his apartment called wolvesden where he prepares his meal as a one man show.

8 Liz Murray

Born in 1980, this New York lady was the child of poor parents who were also addicted to drugs. Her mother died of AIDS when she was 16 and her father relocated to a homeless shelter as he could not pay the rent. This left her on the streets and she shoplifted for food. She began to work to complete her education. Later she applied for scholarships issued by the New York Times and it was approved so that she could study at Harvard University. Now she is an International speaker and has also shared the stage with many celebrities.

7 Patrick Henry Hughes

Hughes was born on the 10th March, 1988 with a physical disability called bilateral anophthalmia which means that he is without eyes. He also had other disorders that restricted him from using his hands and legs fully and his hip and spine were also problematic. He started to learn piano from his father when he was just 9 months old and showed great interest in it. He became a regular piano player in his school band and also started playing trumpets and other instruments. His music shows and concerts are extremely popular today.

6 Jessica Cox

She is the first pilot to fly a plane using her feet. Being born without arms, this psychology graduate holds 2 Taekwondo black belts and also loves fast driving. Her motivational speeches inspire many disabled people.

5 Katy Sullivan

Katy was born without legs and depended on prosthetic legs throughout her life. She tried all activities that her sibling did even as a small kid. Later Will Yule gifted her with running prosthetics and she forayed into sports and began her running career. She broke the world record for 200m and 100m in 2007 and 2012 respectively.

4 Ben Underwood

This boy, Ben was born on January 26th, 1992 but he is a great source of inspiration for any normal person like you. The mother was inconsolable when she learned that her son was affected by Retinoblastoma, eye cancer. He had a rare skill of hearing called echolocation and began to identify the objects around him by clicking noises. He also appeared on Oprah Winfrey's show. Unfortunately with a sinus cavity tumor, Ben was taken from the world at a very young age.

3 Mother Teresa

She is one of the greatest inspirations on earth with a huge dose of love, affection and kindness. This Calcutta nun has given her entire life for helping the poor and needy. Her Missionaries of Charity has 4500 sisters who help the poor and homeless people. Having won many awards for her saint like services, she is a fine inspiration to all.

2 Stephen Hawking

Born on January 8, 1942 Stephen Hawking had a passion for science right from childhood. While he was studying at Cambridge University, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. This restricted him from walking or talking. But with his sensor attached to his cheek muscle, he makes immense contributions to science with his books and discoveries from his support chair.

1 Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi is a brave woman who knew every way of fighting all her difficult situations in her life. Born on 9th June 1949, this retired IPS officer is an Indian social activist and runs an NGO for child welfare, prevention of drug abuse and police work. Indian women feel proud to say that she is their inspiration.

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