-Didn’t speak until age 4;
-Got in a lot of trouble at school;
-Was told by teachers he “would not amount to anything”!
-Had Attention Deficit Disorder;
-Got fired from his 1st job because his boss said that he had “no imagination”!
-Attacked by a shark when she was 13 years old resulting in losing her left arm.
-Developed a hearing problem when young and teased by for it;
-Struggled with school work and was told by one teacher that he was “too stupid to learn anything”;
-Had Attention Deficit Disorder & Dyslexia.
-Became blind shortly after he was born.
-Became deaf and blind at 19 months old;
-Had trouble communicating with others.
-Was bullied at school;
-Her father was killed in a car accident when she was 10 years old.
-Was born without a right hand.
-Was badly bullied growing up.
-Most famous scientist of the 20th century;
-Won many important prizes and awards;
-Was considered to have been a genius by many, many people.
-Created Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy & many more original characters that are loved world-wide;
-Started Walt Disney Studios and made many famous movies like Snow White, Bambi, Mary Poppins and Pinnochio;
-Came up with the ideas for Disneyland, Disneyworld and Epcot Center.
-Started surfing again one month after her shark attack and losing her arm;
-Went on to win prizes in other surfing competitions and turning professional at age 17;
-Wrote about her life in the book “Soul Surfer” which was made into a movie.
-One of the world’s greatest inventors whose inventions like the light bulb, motion picture camera, phonograph (record player), alkaline batteries & many others are still used today!
-Is a singer and songwriter who plays several different
musical instruments;-He signed with Motown records at age 11;
-Received 22 grammy awards, the most ever given to a male solo artist;
-Ranked #5 of the “Hot 100 All-time Top Artists” by Billboard Magazine in 2008.
-Became the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college (Radcliffe College, 1904);
-Learned to "hear" people's speech by reading their lips with her hands;
-Learned to read using Braille;
-Learned to speak, and spent much of her life giving speeches and lectures.
-Is a teen actress, singer, model and dancer;
-Plays ‘CeCe Jones’ on the Disney series Shake It Up!
-Coped with dyslexia by reading everything she could find, including the cereal boxes.
-Was a major league baseball pitcher for the California Angels, the New York Yankees, the Chicago White Sox, and the Milwaukee Brewers.
-Is one of the best selling music artists of all time;
-Won 5 Grammy Awards and 13 MTV Music Awards;
-Launched the ‘Born This Way Foundation’ to fight against bullying, help kids to feel proud of who they are, and teach kids that they can make a difference in the world.