Disability need not be an obstacle to success. Stephen Hawking Disability refers to the state of being physically or psychologically disabled or challenged. It might be physical or mental. Some people are blind, deaf and deaf mute. Others are paralyzed or suffer from mental illness.
Cramped, blind and deaf people, as well as those with bodily deformities, are examples of those who are physically handicapped or have physical abnormalities. The majority of the time they are reliant on other people. Those who are mentally impaired suffer from several forms of mental retardation, including cerebral palsy and down syndrome, among others. They consider themselves to be a burden on their families, and an inferiority complex follows them around for the rest of their lives. Many disabled persons are subjected to discrimination on a regular basis, which can manifest itself in a number of different ways.
Companies are reluctant to hire disabled individuals because they are viewed as a liability rather than an advantage by the majority of employers. These concerns, on the other hand, are absolutely unwarranted. The people who have physical disabilities are not a marginalized group of people. Many blind and hearing impaired people have made significant contributions to the organizations to which they’re affiliated. In truth, there are numerous examples of disabled individuals who have made a name for themselves by taking the initiative and becoming their own employers.
Their success stories include those who have learned how to run their own business, such as stores, restaurants and handicraft centers, as well as those who have advanced to the position of teacher or professional through sheer hard work and perseverance. Many have even gone on to become successful athletes, competing in and earning medals at the Paralympic Games in Rio. It’s been demonstrated that a person’s development into a celebrity is not hintered by a physical impairment. In order to ensure that all disabled persons have access to education and work, the government should take steps to do so. In order to assist physically challenged students in their educational pursuits, the government gives stipends.
It’s necessary in reality to enact special regulations and laws that make it mandatory for firms to allocate a particular amount of jobs to people with disabilities. It’s also necessary for the welfare Department to provide financial support as well as medical access to disabled people who come from low income families. Jen Bricker was born without legs as a result of a genetic abnormality and was abandoned by her biological parents shortly after birth. When she was little, she was adopted by a couple who raised her in a relatively regular household with their children. And like many other young girls of the 90s, she grew up idolizing Dominique Mosano.
And like many other young girls in the 1990s, she grew up idolizing Dominique Mosano and aspire to be just like her. Bricker, who is 28 years old, watched her idol earn a gold medal with The Magnificent Seven at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. She was pleased that Mosanu shared a Romanian American ancestry, despite her diminutive stature, despite her physical constraints, Brooker went on to have a thriving gymnastics career of her own. Then, in 2003, Bricker realized that her hero was actually her biological sister, which was a shocking revelation for her. Bricker tried unsuccessfully for four years to meet Mosanu, and they kept their narrative secret for another four years after that.
In 2012, they went public with their stunning revelation, which they shared with their other sister, Christina. While that was and continues to be a significant part of Bricker’s life and identity, it’s not the entirety of who she is. Everything is possible. Finding the Faith and Courage to Follow Your Dreams, A new book authored by Cheryl Burke and released this week, is Bricker’s aim for sharing her entire tale. In a phone interview from her Los Angeles home, Bricker explained that until now, the public and the media have just known my story or me as an aerialist or a tumbler, and that’s really all they’ve known about me.
What’s amazing is that this book represents my heart. It represents me that has never actually been demonstrated previously, and not even in a small way. The opportunity to show people my heart rather than to simply show them my tail is something I’m truly looking forward to. The youngest of four, Bricker was raised in Illinois by two loving parents who instilled the notion that everything was possible. Despite the fact that she lacked legs, her family pushed her to participate in gymnastics when she displayed an interest as a young child.
After being inspired by Mosanu, she was spotted early on as having potential in the sport and progressed through the youth ranks. Bricker began gaining local, national and even international attention as a result of her exceptional athleticism and good attitude. When she was in fifth grade, when she appeared on The Maury Show and on a German television program the following year, she realized at the moment that she was intended to be a source of inspiration for others. Even as a child, she had a strong sense that writing a book was in her future, in her own words. I’ve known since I was very little that I wanted to write a book, though I assumed it would be something I’d do when I was old and had Gray hair.
However, I realized two years ago that now is the ideal time to publish the book. It is now or never. In fact, this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing at this very moment. As a child, Bricker’s neighborhood tumbling gym became a second home for her, and she competed against other ablebodied gymnasts from the surrounding area. At the facility, she was adamant about not receiving any preferential treatment and insisted on being judged on the same basis as her peers.
While she admitted that she received a few curious looks from opponents and their parents, she immediately demonstrated that she was on par with, if not better than, her competitors in addition to numerous other accolades and trophies. Her talent and dedication earned her a fourth place finish at the AAU Junior Olympics in power tumbling when she was eleven years old and a state title when she was a high school student.
Pricker was attending a local community College after graduating from high school when she noticed a poster on campus advertising the College program at Walt Disney World. Ricker applied and was accepted. She leaped at the opportunity and was subsequently accepted.
She relocated to Orlando in order to begin working in park operations. She enjoyed the experience of being on her own for the first time in her life and being self sufficient. She never had any doubts about her potential to accomplish in whatever she set out to do, thanks in large part to her parents and the confidence they instilled in her as a young child. They gave me the freedom to be who I was supposed to be, Richer explained. That may appear to be a straightforward task, but I can see how it could be extremely difficult.
They enabled me to be myself and the person I was intended to be rather than the person they wanted me to be. They allowed me to have my own thoughts and opinions so that I could feel confident in making my own decisions as a child, and that confidence carried over 100% into adulthood and making important decisions.
When Bricker became obsessed with The Lion King show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, she was introduced to performer Nate Crawford by a mutual acquaintance. He was immediately enthralled by the prospect of creating a show just the two of them, and urged Bricker to experiment with aerial acrobatics and trampoline tricks. After a few years of not falling, Bricker swiftly returned to her peak athletic form and developed an appreciation for the various sports she was participating in.
The couple choreographed a trampoline act and made their debut at the Amway Center in Orlando during the 2008 Mascot Games, where they received a standing ovation. Crawford was cast in Britney Spears Circus tour shortly after, and the two were forced to put the performance on hold.
Soon after, the then 22 year old Bricker gained the attention of the program’s producers, who invited her to join them for the North American and Australian runs of Spears performance. Bricker described her experience on the show as wonderful and chaotic, and she said it was the best time of her life. She also believes it to be her big break, and she attributes it to opening many doors in the industry that had previously been closed to her.
Before that, despite the fact that her work life was booming, she was keeping a significant secret from her family and friends. Bricker’s parents showed her the adoption documents when she was 16 years old, allowing her to make the incredible discovery regarding moisteno. It was a completely mind blowing experience, she remarked afterwards. I was thinking to myself, how can this be real. It was completely insane, but after a while it started to make sense to me.
It’s true that we look alike, that we’re both Romanian, and that we have many other things in common. After years of searching for Mosano and figuring out how to contact her, Bricker was finally able to locate her down in 2007 and write her a loving letter that she received a response a few weeks later. She was rewarded with flowers and personalized Christmas card in exchange for efforts. It would take several months before the sisters were able to meet in person, but they communicated regularly in the meantime and finally met in May 2008. Their relationship continues to be a work in progress as they attempt to make up for wasted time.
The three of them reside in different States, and Dominique and Christina are both married with small children, making it difficult for them to get together on a regular basis. They make an attempt whenever the occasion presents itself. The similarities are evident despite the fact that they live at different ends of the world and have different emotional experiences. When Bricker’s brothers first met her new sisters, they were taken aback by how much they resembled her. My brothers were completely out of their mind, she recalled.