Disability

“I’m Not a Burden,” The Incredible Journey of an “Interabled” Couple Proving Love Beyond Limits

“I’m Not a Burden,” The Incredible Journey of an “Interabled” Couple Proving Love Beyond Limits
Relationships
2 months ago

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.

12 True Stories With Twists Beyond Our Wildest Imaginations

12 True Stories With Twists Beyond Our Wildest Imaginations
People
2 months ago

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.

A Girl With a Hidden Disability Refused to Give Up Her Seat to an Elderly Woman, and Now Feels Bad About It

A Girl With a Hidden Disability Refused to Give Up Her Seat to an Elderly Woman, and Now Feels Bad About It
People
5 months ago

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.

“I’m a hot model, and nothing holds me back!” Triple Amputee Becomes Miss Ecuador and a TV Star

“I’m a hot model, and nothing holds me back!” Triple Amputee Becomes Miss Ecuador and a TV Star
People
9 months ago

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.

Conjoined Twins Explain How One Sibling Found Love with Boyfriend of 2 Years While the Other Is Asexual

Conjoined Twins Explain How One Sibling Found Love with Boyfriend of 2 Years While the Other Is Asexual
People
9 months ago

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.

A Mom and Accomplished Athlete Without Arms Proves That We All Can Defy the Impossible

A Mom and Accomplished Athlete Without Arms Proves That We All Can Defy the Impossible
People
10 months ago

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.

A Blind Father Selling Mops to Feed His Family Suddenly Meets a Stranger Who Changes His Life

A Blind Father Selling Mops to Feed His Family Suddenly Meets a Stranger Who Changes His Life
People
9 months ago

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.

The Story of a Fearless Woman Who Is Breaking Boundaries for Disabled People

The Story of a Fearless Woman Who Is Breaking Boundaries for Disabled People
People
11 months ago

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.

Paralympic Swimmer Mallory Weggemann Empowers Athletes and Wheelchair Users to Embrace Motherhood

Paralympic Swimmer Mallory Weggemann Empowers Athletes and Wheelchair Users to Embrace Motherhood
Family & kids
11 months ago

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 Girl With a Rare Disease Became a Beauty Influencer and Proved to the World What People With Disabilities Are Capable of

A Girl With a Rare Disease Became a Beauty Influencer and Proved to the World What People With Disabilities Are Capable of
People
year ago

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.

No Limbs, No Limit, Only Love: Nick and Kanae Vujicic’s Story Is a Real Beam of Light for Us All

No Limbs, No Limit, Only Love: Nick and Kanae Vujicic’s Story Is a Real Beam of Light for Us All
People
year ago

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.

“I Put on 40 Pounds and Can’t Walk Without a Cane,” Christina Applegate Believes She’s Close to Retiring Due to Her MS Diagnosis

“I Put on 40 Pounds and Can’t Walk Without a Cane,” Christina Applegate Believes She’s Close to Retiring Due to Her MS Diagnosis
People
year ago

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.

Ashton Kutcher Offered to Donate His Heart to Save His Twin Brother Who’s Living With Cerebral Palsy

Ashton Kutcher Offered to Donate His Heart to Save His Twin Brother Who’s Living With Cerebral Palsy
People
year ago

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.

Meet Aaron Rose Philip, Gender Non-Conforming, Teen Model in a Wheelchair, Who’s Storming the Internet

Meet Aaron Rose Philip, Gender Non-Conforming, Teen Model in a Wheelchair, Who’s Storming the Internet
People
year ago

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.

“We Are More Than Our Disabilities,” the Story About an Extraordinary Girl Who Became a Ballerina Against All Odds

“We Are More Than Our Disabilities,” the Story About an Extraordinary Girl Who Became a Ballerina Against All Odds
People
year ago

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.

This Interabled Couple Moves the Internet With Their Story and Proves True Love Will Always Find Its Way

This Interabled Couple Moves the Internet With Their Story and Proves True Love Will Always Find Its Way

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.

9 People Who Used Their Disabilities to Achieve Their Dreams

9 People Who Used Their Disabilities to Achieve Their Dreams
People
year ago

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.

9 Celebrities Who Stood Strong Behind Disabled Actors

9 Celebrities Who Stood Strong Behind Disabled Actors
People
6 months ago

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.

7 Subtle Signs You Might Be Playing Favorites With Your Children

7 Subtle Signs You Might Be Playing Favorites With Your Children
People
year ago

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.

11 Models That Are Redefining the Fashion Industry

11 Models That Are Redefining the Fashion Industry
People
year ago

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.

Jessica, a Model With Down Syndrome, Proves That Only You Can Define What Beauty Is

Jessica, a Model With Down Syndrome, Proves That Only You Can Define What Beauty Is
People
year ago

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.

Courageous Girl in a Wheelchair Proves Happiness Has No Barriers and We Support Her

Courageous Girl in a Wheelchair Proves Happiness Has No Barriers and We Support Her
People
2 years ago

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.

A Single Gay Man Adopted a Girl with Down Syndrome and She’s Blossomed Like a Rare Flower

A Single Gay Man Adopted a Girl with Down Syndrome and She’s Blossomed Like a Rare Flower
People
2 years ago

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.

21 Habits Ingrained in People’s Brains That Don’t Make Any Sense

21 Habits Ingrained in People’s Brains That Don’t Make Any Sense
People
2 years ago

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.

19 People Whose Willpower Is Simply Unimaginable

19 People Whose Willpower Is Simply Unimaginable
Curiosities
2 years ago

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.

Experts Shared 10 Child Behaviors Parents Ought to Worry About

Experts Shared 10 Child Behaviors Parents Ought to Worry About
Family & kids
3 years ago

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.