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Disability is not inability

Disability is not inability

Retain her name – Fatemeh Hamami. She is 85 % disabled. Yet she is able to draw with her feet and how! As incredible as this may sound, that woman is awesomely talented and has made some fantastic portraits of football stars. Fatemeh Hamami, born and living in Iran, is a big soccer fan. Hence, most of her drawings are those of soccer players she is fond of. For instance, she is an admirer of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

For those among you who think this short essay has been published on 15 April because yesterday was, today is or tomorrow will be the International Day of Disabled Persons, you are very wrong. As a matter of fact, the International Day for human beings with disabilities is on December 3. Moreover, we need not wait for that particular day to acknowledge the contribution of our handicapped fellow folks to society.

Disability is not inability

Disability is not inability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A physical handicap is not the end of the world. There exist so many people with disabilities who live their lives just like the able-bodied lot. They are into sports, teaching professions, and even movies amongst a wide spectrum of activities. Their disabilities do not refrain them from working hard, earning a decent income to support themselves and their families. Some do get married and have children of their own. However, they do need support from their families, friends and co-citizens to help them integrate into the mainstream society; whereby the latter accepts them for who they are. Giving them equal opportunities at work and treating them like equal is one way. At the cost of being paradoxal, we could be tempted to say that some disabled people even have far more superior talent than the non-handicapped populace. Fatemeh Hamami is a vivid example…

 

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