5 FAMOSOS COM DEFICIÊNCIA (E QUE VOCÊ NÃO FAZIA IDEIA)!
Let’s talk about celebrities, people that are famous here in Brazil, and in the world, and many people don’t know that they have disabilities. Everybody that is watching this video
know these people, or heard about. I am sure. If you know that these people have disabilites, that’s another story. Let’s talk a little about famous people in this channel. Let’s go? Let’s start with a really famous figure here in Brazil. The one that is every year on your television at the end of the year. Roberto Carlos, the king. Many people don’t know and he doesn’t talk about it, but Roberto Carlos, the king”, “Roberto Carlos, the king”, it sound nice to say that, “Roberto Carlos, the king.” Do you think people close to him call him like that? “Roberto Carlos, the king”? We’ll never know, right?! Because Roberto Carlos never talks about this, the only time he mentioned something was in 2014, when he was talking about some changes in the biography law, copyright things, because there’s a not authorized biography
of him that is prohibited in Brazil since 2007, where Paulo Césas de Araújo, the writter, tells about what happened with him. When he was six years old, Roberto Carlos was in his birth city, Cachoeiro, watching a parade that used to happen on the railway. What happened was that the train was coming and the teacher called all the children and Roberto Carlos got scared and fell and his leg was smashed by the trails, his right leg. Since then he uses a prostetic and
doesn’t talk much about this subject. It seems that Roberto Carlos needs
to watch some videos on my channel and learn to accept his own unique way. Another person that I’m sure you know but maybe doesn’t know about her disability is Frida Kahlo. Guys, yes, she is a wonderful woman, besides of being one of
the most famous Mexican artists, she had a disability, in fact she had multiple, because her story is kind of heavy. When she was a child she contracted polio, that made her have one leg a little longer than the other, and she was called “Frida wooden leg”
by her colleagues not enough, when she was 18 years old she suffered a train accident and ended up, like, with spine fracture in many places, and pelvis fracture. She went through more than 30 surgeries during her whole life, seven just in the spine, and that also made her não being able to have children. She started painting after those accidents because she stayed at home in the bed and didn’t have anything to do,
so she started painting pictures and started to see that she was amazing on that. So, all Frida’s life story goes with what she went through. Another thing, Frida has a classic style that everybody knows and is recognized. Part of it is an attempt to make people notice her in something beside
her disability, understand? So she loved extravagant clothes, she used to wear flowers and colors to try to take the focus out of her disability and show that she was creative,
show that she was unique. She had shoes made exclusively for her that had the heel a little higher than the other to level up her legs. Those corsets that she wore,
actually, were orthopedic corsets, and that is something woderful of her, she must be recognized as a person with disability. This one I didn’t know until I research about, and I got a little astonished, because I din’t have a clue. Do you remember Franklin Roosevelt,
that “New Deal” guy. He was president of the United Stated in 1932 like, after New York’s Stock Market Crash in 1929. He was elected three times in a row. He was one of the most well-known presidents in the history of the United States,
because he confronted and won the World War II as president, and something that I didn’t know,
and I think you must not know too, he used wheelchair during this period. Because in 1929 he contracted polio and that made him not being able to walk by himself, so he utilized a wheelchair and crutches during all his mandates as president of the United States. That was a little omitted by the media and by him, He appeared being carried by special guards, but not in wheelchairs, but out of the camera he used the wheelchair, and he was the one who designed
and used it during all his period until he died in 1945. In the beggining of 2001, president Clinton decided to make a homage to Franklin Roosevelt and ordered in his memorial in Washington a statue of the president and he is using a wheelchair. So, one of the few statues that represent a world leader is in a wheelchair, and it was only built in 2001. So I think is great this to be mentioned about a person,
because it shows that not because you have a disability that you can’t be a world leader. Não because you have a disability that you can’t have a manager position,
or many things that we end up having as a stigma in the daily basis. Everybody have heard about Beethoven, right? I think that many people forgot that he became deaf with time. Actually, since he was little
he already composed music, so he started to feel the signals
of deafness when he was 26, he was already a renowned pianist. When he was 32 he wrote a letter to his doctor saying: “Dude, the deal is getting serious. For the
last three years I’ve been feeling that I’m turning deaf.” His case is still unknown, but with time it became worse. His deafness was inscreasingly in a higher stage, so nobody knows what happened.
Some people say that was because he had the habit of when he stressed
he used to put his head in a bucket. So, guys… I don’t know if that is a good tip from Beethoven. That could have made him deaf.
But if nothing is going right, and you want to literally put your heand in a bucket… There’s a wordly known person, that has won 25 Grammy awards. This person is Stevie Wonder. Stevie Wonder was born premature
and contracted something and his retina peeled off and that caused his blindness. This didn’t prevent him to be
one of the biggest singer, composer, drummer player, bass player… Understand? Like, his blindness was always something secondary, because he was a music genius, and
other music genius that we had was Ray Charles. Ray Charles was also blind,
many paople think that since the beggining, but no, he was seven, it’s suspected that
it happened because of a glaucoma. Ray Charles was the pioneer of sould
music, blues and every one of those wonderful “groovy”
genres, and probably you know a lot of songs by him, like “Hit The Road Hack”. If you know other wonderful people
that have disabilities and want me to talk about them in another video, comment below, and don’t forget to like if you enjoyed and thanks for watching!