Living with Disease and Disability

Living with Disease and Disability

5 famous Wrestlers with Acromegaly and Gigantism

List of Wrestlers or Celebrities who suffered from the pituitary problem,  Endocrine disorder, where there is over secretion of Growth Hormones leading to Gigantism initally ( Tall stature ) followed by Acromeglay ( Coarsening of features ) after the growth plate fuses. They were famous for their appearance and huge contour, which was infact an […]

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Proteus Syndrome or Giant Head: A Pakistani man’s Story

How many of you have heard about the Elephant man? and How many have you that what defect might have caused such a problem? How common is the problem in the world population? The Historical Elephant man was Joseph Merrick who suffered from a congenital Defect- Proteus syndrome. But he is not the only one. […]

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A Ventilated patient’s State of Mind ” Illusion and Sedation”

    A patient on Mechanical ventilator struggling for life, dreams of the lands beyond the bound of the restriction of life. Was it his travel and back from the body? Was is the morphine effect? Laying down on the cool green grass, eyes fixed at the sky, stars fixed at my eyes.. as I stare.. until […]

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    Adolf Hitler had Parkinson’s Disease?

    Adolf Hitler, (April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945 born in Braunau am Inn, Austria,) was the most well-known German Dictator, who became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party . He was soon appointed as the Chancellor of Germany in 1933. He is said to have suffered from Parkinsonism and Syphillis, the […]

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    Living with Disease and Disability Music

    Rick Allen: One armed drummer

    It is pretty difficult to imagine a drummer without a hand and that too a metal/hard rock drummer. Rick Allen is one inspirational musician living with disability who can challenge your imagination. Richard John Cryil Allen (born on Novemember 1, 1963) is the drummer for one of the greatest hard rock band “Def Leppard” since […]

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    Russel crowe as John Nash
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    John F. Nash has Schizophrenia : A Beautiful Mind

    A Beautiful Mind is  one of the all time best movie based on lifestory of Famous Novel Prize winning Economist John F. Nash. It was released in  2001 . John Forbes Nash, Jr.,(born June 13, 1928) was a Nobel Laureate in Economics. Directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsmanand inspired by a bestselling, […]

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    Living with Disease and Disability Movies/serials

    Front of the class – Hallmark Hall of Fame

    This movie is based on Brad Cohen’s best-selling and award-winning autobiographical book, “Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had“, co-authored with Lisa Wysocky which describes Cohen’s experiences of growing up with tourette syndrome (TS). About the movie Starring Characters Jimmy Wolk as present-day Brad Cohen Dominic Scott Cohen […]

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    Stephen Hawkings has ALS

    Disease is no bar for Intelligent minds: Hawkings ALS story Stephen William Hawking who once said “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.”, was born on 8 January 1942 in Oxford, England. With degrees like CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA Hawking is a British theoretical physicist, whose scientific career spans over 40 years. His books […]

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    Celebrity With Disease: Michael Berryman has Ectodermal Dysplasia

    Michael John Berryman (born September 4, 1948) is an American actor. He is famous for having a distinctive physical appearance, the result of Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, a rare genetic condition which prevents him from developing hair, sweat glands or fingernails. By his own admission, in an interview for the DVD release of The Hills Have […]

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