- “Booker T. Washington was born in slavery.
- Thomas Edison was deaf.
- Abraham Lincoln was born of illiterate parents.
- Lord Byron had a club foot.
- Robert Louis Stevenson had tuberculosis.
- Alexander Pope was a hunchback.
- Admiral Nelson had only one eye.
- Julius Caesar was an epileptic.
But these men made history in spite of their handicaps.
- And there was Louis Pasteur, so near-sighted that he had a difficult time finding his way in his laboratory without glasses.
- There was Helen Keller, who could not hear or see, but who graduated with honors from a famous college.
“Got a handicap? Call on the Lord. No problem is too big for Him, or too small. He will make everything work together for good -- if you trust Him.”