Famous People With Quadrplegia - Celebrities have Quadrplegia

When we talk of famous people with quadriplegia, the internationally renowned theoretical physicist, and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking is undoubtedly one of the first names that come to our minds. Quadriplegia, is paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso. Hawking fell victim to this condition due to being afflicted with a slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that has gradually paralyzed him over the decades. Actor Christopher Reeves, on the other hand was a healthy man who became quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse during an equestrian competition. Despite the drastic physical limitations faced by people confined by quadriplegia, a few like Hawking and Reeves have surmounted massive challenges to lead highly inspiring lives. Edward Verne Roberts was another such inspiring person who became quadriplegic at a young age due to illness. Facing his life with tremendous courage, he went on to become a prominent disability rights activist. Similarly motivating is the story of soul singer Curtis Mayfield who continued giving performances even after being rendered quadriplegic after an on-stage accident. Read on for more information about famous people with quadriplegia.

The Most Famous People With Quadrplegia

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Stephen HawkingJanuary 8, 1942BritishStephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author
Luther MartinFebruary 20, 1748AmericanLuther Martin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States who helped the passage of the Bill of Rights
Larry FlyntNovember 1, 1942AmericanLarry Flynt is an American publisher
Charles DickensFebruary 7, 1812BritishCharles Dickens is a famous English novelist of the Victorian era, known for books like ‘Oliver Twist’, and ‘Great Expectations’
Robert BoyleJanuary 25, 1627Irish, BritishRobert Boyle was one of the founders of modern chemistry
John EllaDecember 19, 1802BritishJohn Ella was a famous British violinist and director of concerts who is known for bringing chamber music on the musical scene of 19th century Britain
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author

BritishJanuary 8, 1942231 views

Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle was one of the founders of modern chemistry

IrishJanuary 25, 1627160 views

Larry Flynt

Larry Flynt is an American publisher

John Ella

John Ella was a famous British violinist and director of concerts who is known for bringing chamber music on the musical scene of 19th century Britain

BritishDecember 19, 1802119 views

Luther Martin

Luther Martin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States who helped the passage of the Bill of Rights

AmericanFebruary 20, 1748208 views

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is a famous English novelist of the Victorian era, known for books like ‘Oliver Twist’, and ‘Great Expectations’

BritishFebruary 7, 1812163 views