My thinking board
My thoughts about this and that...
Don't judge people by their appearance!
Our bodies are merely shells.
See the person inside.
"His whole life was music, and love for the people of Hawaii". He had spent much of his life fighting obesity and a respiratory disorder along with other related diseases.
"People freak out when they see me for the first time," he said.
And when you look beyond his appearance, you see the funny, compassionate, strong person who is an inspiration to millions.
Hawking had a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of motor neuron disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis "ALS" or Lou Gehrig's disease) that gradually paralyzed him over the decades. Even after the loss of his speech, he was still able to communicate through a speech-generating device, initially through use of a hand-held switch, and eventually by using a single cheek muscle.
In this video, János Kóti, a nine-years-old blind and handicapped boy sings a Hungarian folk song in a crystal clear voice. The elite group of Hungarian musicians joined and made this concert possible in the Hungarian National Museum in 2015.
His purpose in life?
Simply to bring pure joy to people's heart.
Erika M Szabo
Author of epic fantasy/magical realism novels and children's books, Publishing Coach at
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