Famous People With Quadriplegia

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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.
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Robert Boyle
(Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law)
Robert Boyle
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 25, 1627
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 30, 1691
Larry Flynt
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Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lakeville, Kentucky, U.S.
Died: February 10, 2021
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Droz
(Essayist)
Droz
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Angela Rockwood
(Model and Actress, best known for roles in the syndicated television series V.I.P. and for her reality Television series Push Girls)
Angela Rockwood
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Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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Luther Martin
(Politician)
Luther Martin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 20, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Metuchen
Died: July 10, 1826
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John Ella
(Violinist)
John Ella
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 19, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thirsk
Died: October 2, 1888
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