Ali Srour – An inspiration to us all

Posted on September 5, 2010

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It is a waste of time to be angry about my disability. One has to get on with life and I haven’t done badly. People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”  – these words by Professor Stephen Hawking reverberate in my mind when I saw these pictures of 3 year old Ali Srour.

Ali Srour is a Jordanian boy, who was born without arms but has learned how to conduct various daily activities like eating and even playing games on the computer using his feet. Doctors who have examined Ali said they could not discover any cause for his deformity, but said that it was most likely due to genetic factors.  View the short video clip on how he manage his daily activities.

His determination is a lesson and inspiration to most  of us who are physically well but yet do not take efforts to maximize one’s own potential.

Susan Wendell, the  physically disabled author of the well renowned book ” The Rejected Body ” said “Not only do physically disabled people have experiences which are not available to the able-bodied, they are in a better position to transcend cultural mythologies about the body, because they cannot do things the able-bodied feel they must do in order to be happy, ‘normal,’ and sane….If disabled people were truly heard, an explosion of knowledge of the human body and psyche would take place.”

More pictures at :
http://acidcow.com/pics/10573-ali-srour-boy-who-uses-feet-instead-of-hands-14.html
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKRTR2EYAG

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