Famous People With Quadriplegia

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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 1 Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Theoretical Physicist - First to set out a theory of cosmology
Birthdate: January 8, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oxford
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 2 Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
12
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 7, 1812
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Landport, Hampshire, England
Died: June 9, 1870
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 3 Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle
2
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law
Birthdate: January 25, 1627
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: December 30, 1691

 4 Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt
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Birthdate: November 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Magoffin County, Kentucky, USA
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 5 Droz

Droz
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: April 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hamilton, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 6 Luther Martin

Luther Martin
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 20, 1748
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Metuchen
Died: July 10, 1826
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 7 John Ella

John Ella
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: December 19, 1802
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thirsk
Died: October 2, 1888
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