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When we talk of famous people with quadriplegia, the internationally renowned theoretical physicist, and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking is undoubtedly one of the first names that come to our minds. Quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso. Hawking fell victim to this condition due to being afflicted with a slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has gradually paralyzed him over the decades. Actor Christopher Reeves, on the other hand was a healthy man who became quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition. Despite the drastic physical limitations faced by people confined by quadriplegia, a few like Hawking and Reeves have surmounted massive challenges to lead highly inspiring lives. Edward Verne Roberts was another such inspiring person who became quadriplegic at a young age due to illness. Facing his life with tremendous courage, he went on to become a prominent disability rights activist. Similarly motivating is the story of soul singer Curtis Mayfield who continued giving performances even after being rendered quadriplegic after an on-stage accident. Read on for more information about famous people with quadriplegia.
Stephen HawkingStephen Hawking
(Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist)

08 January 1942

Oxford

British

Capricorn

Charles DickensCharles Dickens
(Writer)

07 February 1812

09 June 1870

Landport

British

Aquarius

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
(Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law)

25 January 1627

30 December 1691

Ireland

Irish,British

Aquarius

Larry FlyntLarry Flynt

01 November 1942

Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA

American

Scorpio

Luther MartinLuther Martin

20 February 1748

10 July 1826

Metuchen

American

Pisces

John EllaJohn Ella

19 December 1802

02 October 1888

Thirsk

British

Sagittarius

Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield

03 June 1942

26 December 1999

Chicago

American

Gemini

Roy CampanellaRoy Campanella

19 November 1921

26 June 1993

American

Scorpio

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