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 Comments

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

  2. 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!! 🙂

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

  4. 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…

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/16/health/turning-points-charlotte-brown/index.html

  5. 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!

    1. Thank you for compliments.

      Have a happy Easter.

      Susan Rodgers

  6. 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.

  7. WoW

    Awesome. Thanks again.

    Sherri Rodgers

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

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

      Susan Rodgers

      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 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.

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

  9. 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

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