Sometimes situations seem impossible, that’s why inspirational people help us realize that no problem is too big. No matter we go through in life, our pain can become our driving force for our greatest achievements. Check out these inspirational people and their stories.
1.) Kris Carr turned her cancer into a business of hope and healing.
When most people are diagnosed with Stage IV cancer, in the lungs and liver, it is usually not a good thing, leading them to give up. In 2003, Kris Carr was always positive, chose hope and challenged epithelioid hemangioendothelioma head on.
She created a wellness website and now a prominent figure in natural healing. Kris knew that her diagnosis was usually fatal, but with hope, wisdom and a plan for survival, she is still here today. Cancer was NOT too big as most think. Kris Carr is the definition of grit and determination. Her strength and courage to live inspires us all!
2.) Frederick Douglass born into slavery, taught himself to read.
Leader of the abolitionist movement, gaining note for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writing. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders’ arguments that slaves did not have the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. Many Northerners also found it hard to believe that such a great orator had been a slave.
Douglass was a firm believer in the equality of all peoples, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was also a believer in dialogue and in making alliances across racial and ideological divides, and in the liberal values of the U.S. Constitution. When radical abolitionists, under the motto “No Union With Slaveholders”, criticized Douglass’ willingness to dialogue with slave owners, he famously replied: “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.
3.) Oprah Winfrey grew up poor and experienced great turmoil.
Oprah may be a billionaire now, but the queen of daytime TV came from an extremely poor upbringing. She moved back and forth from her father to her mother, who lived in separate states. At nine, she was raped by her 19-year-old cousin. She was later sexually abused by other family members, including her uncle and her mother’s boyfriend.
Finally fed up, she ran away from home at the age of 14. That same year she became pregnant and gave birth to an ill son, who died soon after he was born. She then went to live with her father, who was very strict and helped straighten her life out. She is a motivational speaker, business owner and entrepreneur. Oprah proved that no matter what happens in life, you must keep pushing and move on to your destiny!