Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shelly Baer

This morning I read a very inspirational article about Shelly Baer, who was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at age 3. Unfortunately, her arthritis was extremely aggressive, and she eventually ended up with physical deformities and several joint replacements.

The article explains Shelly's difficult transformation from child to teen to adult - while she attempted to come to terms with what the arthritis did to her body. She eventually learned to see her own beauty and transformed her disability into a platform for helping others and changing how we view disability. It's a really amazing story.

But, better than letting the article explain it to you, let Shelly explain it to you herself - in her amazing TED Talk in Miami:


Christina said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

~Mariah~ said...

CHRISTINA: I thought this was pretty great too. ~;o)