The little man, Hasbulla, has become an Internet sensation over the past years and become a hero of loved Internet memes. “But who is Hasbulla?” many may still ask. That’s why we decided to tell you a story about this Internet celebrity who has definitely crossed your timeline at least once!
In a world quick to judge, Shane and Hannah’s love story defies stereotypes, challenging misconceptions about disability. The duo invites us to delve deeper into their extraordinary bond, showcasing a love that’s no different from any other. Today, we unfold their journey to happiness and mutual support, a narrative that resonates with the purest form of love.
Our existence is packed with surprising twists that catch us off guard. Some of them spice up our routine, adding excitement to our days. However, there are moments when life takes a serious turn. In today’s article, we share stories of people whose reality was completely changed by unexpected discoveries, leaving them stunned and speechless.
Alex and Noah are defying expectations and pushing boundaries with their love story. Their lives took an incredible turn when they welcomed their beloved baby. Despite the challenges during her pregnancy, Alex overcame them, even in the face of criticism for having a child given her disability.
Public transportation can be a source of many controversies, especially when it comes to the etiquette of giving up seats. A recent incident that went viral on social media shows how an elderly woman demanded that a girl with a prosthetic leg should give up his seat for her, claiming that she was not disabled enough. The details of this encounter are revealed in our article.
Ellie Simmonds, a world-famous athlete, had a tough childhood growing up. Upon her birth, it was discovered that she had dwarfism, and her mother was informed she would have to endure people calling Ellie names because of her disability. Despite being abandoned by her birth mother, Ellie would grow up to prove everyone wrong and inspire numerous others.
In the face of a difficult life, Alyssa Higgins believed her disability would prevent her from finding love. However, everything changed when Jimmy entered her life, shattering her expectations. Despite obstacles and skeptics, their love defied all odds and prevailed.
Research shows that over 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before they retire. This fact might seem unbelievable initially because people tend to underestimate the risk of most things. It’s called the “it’s-not-going-to-happen-to-me syndrome.” It’s important to acknowledge other disabled people to build a more accepting, resilient, and compassionate society for everyone. Victoria’s story is a testament to the fact that our disabilities do not define us.
Lupita and Carmen, conjoined twins, express that they do not view themselves as disabled and believe disability is merely a mindset. Born in 2002, the sisters were initially given a prognosis of only three days to live. Despite being advised that separation could potentially result in mortality or require extensive medical care, they decided to remain conjoined. They have since learned to adeptly navigate life together, even as Carmen has entered a relationship with a boyfriend.
Meet Dejana Backo, an artist and athlete who has overcome challenges and found success in the world of art and sports. With a strong message of self-discovery and empowerment, Backo is using her platform to raise awareness about disability-related issues and inspire others. However, a new chapter has begun for Backo, as she recently became a mother, leading her to take a break from the things she loves the most.
Imagine struggling to make ends meet as a blind father, relying on selling mops on the streets to provide for your family. Now picture a stranger entering your life and changing it forever. And just like that, our featured hero today is Sebastian Ibanez, a dad whose life changed within 24 hours. Read on to see what just one act of kindness can do for one family’s life.
Alex Dacy, also known as Wheelchair Rapunzel, was born with a rare, genetic disability called spinal muscular atrophy, a genetic disease that causes muscle wasting and mobility problems. Alexa has become a strong voice for the things she is passionate about, which include ending the stigma surrounding disabled people.
Jillian Mercado is a fierce young woman who has been taking the world by storm. A successful model and emerging actress, Mercado doesn’t let any obstacles get in her way. When she was a child, Mercado was diagnosed with muscular dystrophia, causing her to spend a lot of time in psychical therapy when she was younger.
Brendan Fraser’s son, Griffin, was diagnosed with autism at a very young age, and the actor’s life hasn’t been the same since. The father of 3 has recently been totally honest about the ups and downs of raising a child with a disability. And hearing about his touching journey as a parent made us admire Fraser even more.
It’s a common misconception that people with disabilities cannot be loving and capable parents. And Weggemann’s journey serves as a powerful example of it and helps to raise awareness and break down barriers for individuals with disabilities who wish to pursue parenthood. The Paralympic swimmer’s message is clear: motherhood and a successful athletic career are not mutually exclusive. Let’s hear her story.
A remarkable attribute few people possess is having a dream and following it despite the many obstacles that life can throw at us. Hannah was born with a rare bone condition, a genetic illness that causes bone weakness. Her life has always been a tightrope walk, but this brave girl has achieved her makeup ambitions and touched everyone’s hearts, inspiring us all to be warriors and never give up.
We’re all probably used to reading love stories where a prince meets a beautiful princess, falls madly in love, and lives happily ever after. But today’s story is a unique one. The heroes we’re featuring today are a beautiful young woman and a man with a rare disability who fell in love against all odds and prejudices and built a happy family together. Meet Nick and Kanae, a couple who has been inspiring people from all over the world to follow their hearts when it comes to the purest of feelings.
Christina Applegate made her TV debut acting alongside her mother on Days of Our Lives when she was just a couple of months old. What got her worldwide recognition was her role in Married... with Children. After a literal lifetime under the spotlight, the actress has more than 81 IMDb credits to her name. The last season of her latest TV show, the dark comedy, Dead to Me, recently premiered, and Applegate feels that this one is her last role because of her ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis.
Cerebral palsy is a condition for which, unfortunately, there is no cure. However, thanks to modern medicine, there are treatments that can improve the existing symptoms and the overall quality of life. Sadly, the number of people with this condition is quite big, and about 2 to 3 children out of every 1,000 have cerebral palsy. But all of them, including Michael Kutcher, actor Ashton Kutcher’s twin brother, prove that nothing can get in your way when you are destined to do great things.
Experts say that the ideas about feminine beauty have been with us for 23,000 years now. These “ideal” standards have had a damaging effect on the minds of women who have always tried to conform to beauty ideals during all eras. Nowadays, the beauty industry has finally become more diverse, and there are more and more models who make a real breakthrough in the fashion world and ditch typical beauty labels and standards. One such model is the heroine of today’s article, Aaron Rose Philip.
Sometimes we get easily discouraged and feel powerless when encountering difficulties. That’s the perfect time to look within ourselves to find courage and determination. And luckily, there are some extraordinary people out here to remind us that we can do much more than we think. These incredible real-life heroes are pushing boundaries, proving that anything is possible.
When we need to organize an event, it might feel like an enormous task to accomplish. Creating a guest list, choosing the right vendors, or even sorting the right music for the party are essential tasks that might cause some stress. When arranging a wedding, you have to multiply that stress times 10, since it’s also one of the most important days of your life.
Their relationship is often perceived by people as bizarre, tragic, and unrealistic. The reason for this may be a false understanding of disability. Hannah and Shane Burcaw suggest people look a little deeper into their special bond, proving it’s not really different from any other love. Today’s story is about their way to happiness and mutual support, which can inspire you and make you believe in pure love.
There are some people whose very lives serve as inspiration to the rest of the world, in ways both big and small. For instance, actor Christopher Reeve became a quadriplegic in the prime of his life, after getting thrown by his horse at an equestrian event. The Superman star remained in a wheelchair for the rest of his life and lobbied for the rights of the disabled.
As our society becomes more inclusive, certain performers are becoming the flag bearers for their communities and helping us redefine what inclusion truly means. Disabled people have either been sorely underrepresented or misrepresented in the industry in the past, but the time has come for them to claim their place.
Around 15% of the population of the world lives with a disability, as per a 2021 WHO report. So it’s only natural that even in the film and television world, there are actors with one or more forms of disabilities. Horror stories aside, it is heartwarming to see popular celebrities making sure that these disabled actors get all the help they need to give them a fair shot.
Just because you may find it easier to be around one child more doesn’t mean you love the other one less. It’s normal for parents to have a stronger connection with one child, and it doesn’t make them a bad mom or dad — favoritism and love are two different things. However, it’s important to acknowledge both children equally otherwise your child may become insecure in their personal relationships in the long run.
Over the years, we have seen how the fashion industry has evolved. And with each passing decade, new design proposals arrive, and the perception of beauty standards is also transformed. We are increasingly realizing that true beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and those differences are what make us shine with our own light.
When you see somebody else triumph, you often only see the good parts of their journey. Hardly anyone takes into account all the effort that they had to do to get there. Only them and the people that stuck with them through thick and thin truly know just how challenging it can be to truly fight for a dream. And unfortunately, today, this is even truer when it comes to people with disabilities because we still live in a world where canons of beauty are still fairly rigid.
Those who have gone through unimaginable hardships in life and still have the courage to smile, be positive and step forward deserve special recognition. One of these people is Chelsie Hill, who went from being a nationally-competitive dancer to being told she won’t ever walk again at the age of 17. Today, Chelsie is 29, recently married, and inspiring the army of people who follow her Instagram account with her unique zest for life.
This story started a while ago when a little girl with Down Syndrome was abandoned by her birth mother. She was then rejected by 20 different adoptive families, and her fate seemed very uncertain. Her life took a happy turn when a man by the name of Luca Trapanese entered her life. And here started the emotional journey of Alba and Luca, a little girl and her adoptive dad.
Sometimes as adults, we forget what we felt when we were children. When it comes to giving children advice or opinions about a specific topic or acting in a certain way, we don’t take into account that our words will probably become ingrained in their minds, for better or worse. This is how these users have felt, remembering moments from their childhood that have stayed with them to this day.
“When I was a teenager, someone said that I could never be a model because I’m disabled.” Melissa Blake mentioned that these words stayed with her for a long time — until she proved that person and everyone else wrong by becoming a model for New York Fashion Week.
It’s believed that boasting isn’t good — at least that’s what our parents told us when we were kids. But sometimes, we achieve things that make us incredibly proud, and we just can’t help but tell everyone about it.
Generally, kids experience a change in behavior because they’re tired, hungry, bored, or even frustrated. But whatever the reason, these changes can be worrisome. That’s because they can be a part of a deeper, more serious problem. They might be feeling lonely and isolated from their peers, have started gossiping, or are even showing clear cut signs of ungratefulness. We at Bright Side agree that these behavior changes are cause for concern and have looked at what experts have to say about them. And now, we can share what we’ve learned with you.
Studies suggest that acts of kindness reduce the risk of early death. Those who volunteer a lot, get more benefits for their health than those who exercise 4 times a week and, in addition to that, they age slower.