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A Lil’ Inspiration #6

Deafblind and Still Making a Difference

Facebook Susan R. 1.20.16When I think of all the people that have been placed in my life I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride because these are some of the most spectacular people I know. Today it pleases me to share a quote from one of my friends, Susan Rodgers, who is A Woman on the Move. Susan is testimony to what a person can achieve when they opt to go out there and make a difference.

“I was born profoundly deaf with a double hare lip & cleft palate. When I was 3 years old, I attended DePaul Institute where I learned how to talk & lip-read.” ~Susan Rodgers (Susan and her twin sister Sherri are advocates who have Usher Syndrome. Both continue to work and live very fulfilling lives)

Image: Quoted text is white against a solid black background. To the right of the text is a black and white photo of trees in the fog with a solitary woman walking among the trees.

50 thoughts on “A Lil’ Inspiration #6

  1. Thank you, Steph, I greatly appreciate being one of your Women on the Move.
    Susan Rodgers

    1. My pleasure Susan. You rock!!!

  2. Tha

  3. Such inspiration! Xxx

    1. Thank you Lynz!! Susan and her Sister Sherri are two of my favorite people and I’m so blessed to have them in my life.

  4. Thanks for the L’il Inspiration which actually seems to be Big Inspiration…wow it’s amazing how people can feel…Hurdle? What Hurdle? And just plow ahead and tackle life!! Yay for them!! 🙂

  5. She is definitely an inspiration. Thank you for sharing this Steph.

    1. Thank you for coming by Deb!! It’s always great to see you here 😀

  6. Thanks Steph for always seeming to find ways to inspire others. Your determination and resilience are the strength for others. I saw in one of the news formats, a young girl who is legally blind is doing exceptional in pole vault jumping. Pole vault jumping is challenging for someone with sight. What stood out in her interview, the 16 years old said she had to overcome her fear. She said she could not see what fear looked like. I thought that was profound because none of us know what fear looks like. We allow the things we face to cause us to fear. She had the ability to not to give into fear because she did not know what it looked like.

    Here is the link to the CNN show that was on television…

  7. This is inspirational! It just reinforces the power of the human will. We truly are created with the ability to overcome much!

    1. Hi Rose, it’s nice to meet you!! Thank you for coming by and leaving a nice comment and you are so right in that we do have the ability to overcome. ~Steph

      1. My pleasure. Look forward to reading more from you!

  8. Beautiful story

    1. Thank you Shandra!! I’ll let Susan know that you popped in. Have a great weekend! ~Steph

    2. Thank you for compliments.

      Have a happy Easter.

      Susan Rodgers

  9. That’s very inspiring when you see how people surmount and overcome challenges that life has put in their way to excel. Such people earn lots of my respects.

    1. Mine too Jacqueline! Thank you for stopping by.

      1. The link to my brunch party has gone live just a few minutes ago. Do drop in when you can.

      2. Will do, thank you!!

  10. Yes. Inspirational Stephanae. They help light our way.

  11. WoW

    Awesome. Thanks again.

    Sherri Rodgers

    1. You’re welcome Sherri!

  12. She is inspiring, indeed… A beautiful and empowering message… thanks for sharing dear Stephanae. Happy weekend ahead… love and best wishes. Aquileana 😀

    1. You are most welcome 💕 thank you for coming by and leaving such a kind comment. I will pass it along to Susan.

    2. Thank you for compliments.
      Have a Happy Easter.

      Susan Rodgers

      1. Happy Easter to you too Susan!!

      2. Sorry Susan, I see that your response was to the commenter. Happy Easter

    1. Hey Cameron, How are you? Glad you stopped by have a wonderful weekend 😀

      1. All good if a little tired and fed up of no internet. It looks like it is finally back now so maybe I will get a post out in the morning. You have a great weekend also.

      2. No internet? I wouldn’t survive without it. Saw a funny quote today that went something like this: “I saw a man in Starbucks the other day. He didn’t have a cell phone, tablet or laptop. He just sat there drinking his coffee like a psychopath.”

      3. I know right!! I would dearly love to “be off of the grid” for a while but it is so frustrating when we are forced to be!!!

      4. I hear you we literally can’t win for losing. Its exhausting but I just go with the flow and listen to my body went it’s tired and I can then take the necessary breaks.

      5. Too true Stephanae. I am to be fair fairly tired out so shall announce that I will do a short post today and that will be the LOT!!

      6. Good for you Cameron 😀 Today I’m going to be making my rounds so I’ll be stopping by.

      7. You’re welcome!

  13. Astonishing and makes me feel pathetic for my current ‘under the weather’ status.

    1. Kerry so sorry to hear you’re not feeling well 🙁 It’s okay to feel pathetic when you’re under the weather. Heaven knows when I’m ill I’m one miserable person. Hope you’re feeling better soon. <3

      1. Thank you so much, Steph. I can’t seem to pluck myself out of the abyss but will see my doctor soon.

      2. I know the feeling.

      3. Time and medication always help eventually. So sorry you are a fellow sufferer. Hugs

      4. Yeah, it’s the story of my life 🙂 Hugs right back at ya Kerry!

  14. Some people are an inspiration with what they overcome to live rewarding lives. It’s the difference between facing up to and adapting to a condition rather than just accepting it.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    1. That’s so true David. Have a wonderful weekend <3

      1. I include you in the Inspirations Stephanae.
        xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

      2. Thank you David 💕

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