Extraordinary people with disabilities

August 1, 2012

It’s a great achievement for any person to perform extraordinary acts, but it’s even greater when this is done despite a disability. This blog looks at two famous people with disabilities who have made a major mark on society.

Regarded as one of the greatest painters the world has ever seen, Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch painter whose paintings have immensely contributed to the foundations of modern art.

In his 10-year painting career, he produced 900 painting and 1100 drawings. Some of his paintings today have been the most expensive ever sold to date.

But did you know that Van Gogh suffered from severe depression?

Widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in history, Ludwig van Beethoven gave his first public performance as a pianist when he was only 8 years old.

By his mid-twenties, he had earned a name for himself as a great pianist. But by then, he had also begun to go deaf. Beethoven’s finest works such as the 9th Symphony and the 5th Piano Concerto are also considered to be the finest works of their kind in all of music history.

Did you know that he achieved all of this even though he was completely deaf for the last 25 years of his life?

If you or someone you know needs help with benefits, contact the Social Security Disability lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin.

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