Three Disability Heroes – Featuring Nick Vujisic, Eric Le Grand & Martyn Ashton
Martyn Ashton (born 2 December 1974) is a former British and World Champion mountain bike trails rider, stunt rider and team manager. He had been riding professional trials since 1993 and is often described as a mountain biking legend. He has been credited with turning trials from a niche form of riding into the sport it is today. Ashton was paralysed in an accident in 2013, during a bike trials demo at the British Moto GP.
Eric Le Grand
Eric J. LeGrand (born September 4, 1990) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played college football at Rutgers. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed him to a symbolic contract as an undrafted free agent in May 2012. He became paralyzed while making a tackle in an October 2010 game, but has since regained movement in his shoulders and sensation throughout his body.
Nick is probably the best known spokesman for the disability movement world-wide.
Nicholas James “Nick” Vujicic (/ˈvɔɪ.ɪtʃɪtʃ/ voy-i-chich; Serbian:Николас Џејмс Вујичић, Nikolas Džejms Vujičić,pronounced [ʋûjit͡ʃit͡ɕ]; born 4 December 1982) is an Australian Christian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen, started his own non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs. Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide which focus on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life.