Beating the odds...the list goes on...
Have a thalidomide child born with a dwarfed, twisted body without arms, and you have a Terry Wiles, who, with the aid of mechanical devices, learned to play the electric organ, steer a motorboat and paint.
Ampulate the cancer-ridden leg of a handsome young Canadian, and you have a Terry Fox, who vowed to run on one leg across the whole of Canada to raise $1 million for cancer research. (Terry was forced to quithalfway when cancer invaded his lungs, but managed to raise about $20 million.)
Let a British fighter pilot who lost both legs in an air crash fly again with the RAF, and you have Douglas Bader, who, with two artificial limbs, was captured by the germans three times during the World War 2 -and escaped three times!
Blind him and you have a Ray Charles, George Shearing, Stevie Wonder, T0m Sullivan, Alee Templeton or Hal Krents.
Label him "too stupid to learn" and you have a Thomas Edison.
Make him a "hopeless" alcoholic, and you have a Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholic Anonymous.
Tell her she is too old to start painting at 80, and you have a Grandma Moses.
Let the poor kids with diseases die and you won't have a godmother Mother Teresa.
Let the country end in the slavery under britishers if you won't have Mahatma Gandhi.
Afflict him with periodsof depression so severe that he cuts offhis own ear, and you have a Vincent Van Gogh.
Rate him as "mediocre" in chemistry, and you have a Louis Pasteur.
Tell a young boy who loved to sketch and draw that he has no talent, and you have a Walt Disney.
Pit her against sexual discrimination and you have Madam Curie.
........ and many more, those names do not appear here but deserve to....... Current Mood: thankful