Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fact of the Day: Hawking's Illness

Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous living-scientists, but few forget about his condition where he can not walk or speak without help. Hawking suffers from a motor neuron disease, and the symptoms started when he was about 21. Doctors gave him about two years to live, which drove him into depression. He later overcame both the physical and emotion challenges, and now is in his 70's. 

22 comments:

Christine said...

Oh wow I didn't know he was still alive.

Blue Grumpster said...

That's what I call the will to live.

Breathtaking said...

I admire this man so much!

Moscow Blogger said...

I saw on tv about him

Optimistic Existentialist said...

He is a very inspiring man. An absolute genius!

Emmylou said...

Love Stephen Hawking and his "A Brief History Of Time", although I didn't understand the whole thing:P

Pilar Domínguez said...

Fortunately doctors sometimes got wrong. He is a great scientist. Kisses:)

Manzanita said...

Everyone has this inner spirit that can overcome adversity but so few use it. This man is a beautiful survivor.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm looking forward to the biopic that's coming out about him with Eddie Redmayne in the starring role. Looks good! I think you've seen the trailer over at Dezzy's too.

Pat Hatt said...

Shows what doctors know, nadda

Holy Ghost Writer said...

An amazing person

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

I admire him a lot!

stephen Hayes said...

Yes, and i understand a new bio/flick is about to be released on him and it looks fabulous.

Unknown said...

He's a hero!!

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the chilicool said...

A very inspiring man, I admire him!

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Fundy Blue said...

Thank goodness, he survived and we can benefit from his unique mind. A good friend of ours died from ALS, fighting all the way. Life can deal such terrible blows, but some people overcome them brilliantly. Have a good one, Adam!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

An incredible and inspirational man! He definitely proved his doctors wrong.

Mary Kirkland said...

He is amazing.

CraveCute said...

Yes... an inspiration to us all!

FilipBlog said...

Unbelievable how he can communicate and transfer his knowledge.

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Filip

Theresa Mahoney said...

Very inspiring. It's amazing what limitations we can overcome if we just put our minds to it.

bj said...

Bless his adorable heart. It gives us all hope when we see people like him that have overcome awesome odds