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True meaning of disability is not inability

Rafael Reyes, 34, may be physically challenged but has never allowed his disability to define him. Rafael, a native of Colombia amazes even the able-bodied people with his ability to do exceptionally well in all his activities. Born without legs or arms, a medical condition known as tetra-amelia, the bio-medical engineer and a public speaker believes there’s no justification to wallow in self pity. He says he has found a way to turn despair into triumph by proving that disability is not inability. He uses a skateboard as a means of transportation and is also a driver for Uber Mexico! Well, seems like the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstances, but by our disposition.
(Text and photos by Xinhua)
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