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Monday, April 21, 2008

Physicist Steven Hawking on Living With ALS, Disability, Says "One Need Not Lose Hope"

At the website for world famous physicist Steven Hawking, disabled with ALS, author of "A Brief History of Time," "Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays," and more recently "The Universe in a Nutshell," you can read Steven's advice regarding living with disability. On his 21st birthday he was diagnosed with ALS, and told he had an incurable disease. At his website, under "My Experience with ALS" the world famous physicist gives advice for people living with disability.

He describes his first reaction, "How could something like that happen to me?" He believed he might not live long enough to finish his Phd. However, the rest of the story is history.

He kept going anyway.

He fell in love, married, had children, and became the world famous physicist that he is today, despite his disabilities from ALS.

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