Dementia Series-Disabled Legend Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen was born on 14 September, 1917 in Beijing, China. Joyce Chen died on 23 August, 1994 of Alzheimer’s disease. Joyce Chen was a Chinese chef, restauranteur, and entrepreneur. Born in Beijing, China, Joyce and husband Thomas left Shanghai, China in 1949 as Communists were taking over the country. Joyce Chen settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Joyce Chen opened her first restaurant, “Joyce Chen Restaurant,” in 1958. In 1960 she began teaching Chinese cooking at the Cambridge and Boston Adult Education Centers, introducing many Americans to homestyle and gourmet Chinese cooking techniques. In 1962, she published her influential cookbook, The Joyce Chen Cookbook. In 1968, she starred in her own cooking show on PBS called Joyce Chen Cooks. Joyce Chen later introduced a line of Chinese cooking utensils. Joyce Chen is credited with popularising the Mandarin style of Chinese cooking in the United States.

Joyce Chen wanted to make Chinese food accessible to the American public. Since her first restaurant was in an Italian area, she renamed potstickers, or pork-filled Chinese dumplings to Peking Ravioli on her menus. Chinese restaurants and diners in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area still call the dumplings “Peking Ravioli” or simply “ravs.”

Joyce Chen’s namesake restaurant closed in 1998. Joyce Chen’s daughter Helen Chen is CEO of cookware company Joyce Chen, Inc. Son Henry owned Joyce Chen Unlimited, a retail store in Acton, Massachusetts, which closed in March 2008.Joyce’s son Stephen Chen is president of Joyce Chen Foods, Inc.

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Series-Disabled Legend Donald Trump

Donald John Trump was born on 14 June, 1946 in Queens, New York. Donald is an American business executive, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and author. Donald is also known for his catchphrase “You’re Fired” and his distinctive hair style. Donald Trump, host of the TV show “The Apprentice,” has a germ phobia that makes him afraid to shake hands. Property tycoon Donald Trump confesses he has borderline obsessive compulsive disorder and is terrified of germs. The star refuses to touch the ground floor button of a lift and avoids shaking hands with people – especially teachers.

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Dyslexia Series-Disabled Legend Walt Disney

Walter Elias Disney commonly known as Walt Disney was born on 5 December, 1901 and died on 15 December, 1966.  Walt was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Disney is notable as one of the most influential and innovative figures in the field of entertainment during the twentieth century. Walt Disney had dyslexia, which is a learning disorder characterized by reading difficulties. While Walt Disney was attending high school he also went to the Academy of Fine Arts. This caused him to have double the school work than an average student on top of  the fact that he also dealt with being dyslexic.

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