3 People Making the Most Out of Being Wheelchair-Bound

December 9, 2015 | 10:40 am | By Pants Up Easy

Attitude is everything. In life, it is so important to keep your sense of humor, optimism and happiness.

Want to enjoy a happier, more satisfied life? Then follow the examples of these three people who are making the most out of being wheelchair-bound:

Mark Zupan

The face of the quintessential wheelchair sports movie, the documentary “Murderball”, Zupan has never let his disability get in the way of a rich, full life. After finding new fame thanks to “Murderball”, Zupan capitalized by appearing on several reality shows while continuing to work as an engineer. Zupan still travels the country as a motivational speaker, drawing on his own experiences and perseverance.

Christopher Reeve

This is a posthumous addition to the list, as Reeve died back in 2004, but has there been a more noteworthy disabled individual in popular culture? The former Superman was shockingly injured in a horseback riding accident in 1995 that rendered him quadriplegic. But Reeve didn’t let the injury keep him down. He became an outspoken advocate for the disabled and those with spinal cord injuries, even hosting the Paralympics in 1996. He stayed in the public eye all the way up until his death, which occurred when he was co-directing an animated children’s movie.

Stephen Hawking

I really don’t understand why some people to make fun of this guy – maybe they think he can take it? One of the foremost scientific minds in the world, Hawking has also shown himself to have a decent sense of humor.

However, he has written multiple popular science books and has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the highest civilian award in America. Does that sound like an accomplished man? And oh by the way, he’s accomplished all of this while Lou Gehrig’s disease has slowly robbed him of his health over the years, confining him to a wheelchair. His illness hasn’t stopped him from devising theories I can’t even understand, let alone create.

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