I watched a video yesterday called Aimee Mullins: the opportunity of adversity on TED.com for the first time. It moved me to tears. I appreciate how eloquently she talks about the power of words and how we label others. If you haven't seen it I highly recommend it. She talks about the word disabled, and how we label and view people who are disabled. Personally I like her definition of disabled a lot more.
I had never heard of Aimee until yesterday. She is an athlete, actress, model and double amputee. She was born with fibular hemimelia (she was missing her fibula bones) as a result both legs were amputated below the knee. The video is about twenty minutes long, but well worth your time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
You can view it at http://www.ted.com/talks/aimee_mullins_the_opportunity_of_adversity.html