Disability activist Robert M. Hensel said that “there is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.” Motivational speaker Nick Vujicic brought that sentiment to life during his talk at the September 2012 TEDxNoviSad in Novi Sad, Serbia. Speaking as a person who has personally faced many obstacles in life he gave a powerful talk on overcoming hopelessness.
“Turning Walls into Doors” was the theme of the TEDx event. Vujicic spoke directly to those living in a world of walls and reminds them that in these trials the greatest element to overcoming hopelessness is love, saying, “when we feel like we don’t have enough love and we don’t have enough hope, we start losing strength to live.”
There are hundreds of organizations in the world that extend this sentiment day after day through the work they do. The Conductive Education Center of Orlando is one organization that strives to build the bridge of hope and love for children and families dealing with motor cognitive disabilities.