Epilepsy Series-Disabled Legend Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771 and died on 21 September 1832. Sir Walter Scott was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time.

Walter Scott survived a childhood bout of polio in 1773 that would leave him lame. In 1778 Scott returned to Edinburgh for private education to prepare him for school, he was now well able to walk and explore the city as well as the surrounding countryside. His reading included chivalric romances, poems, history and travel books.

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Spina Bifida Series-Disabled Legend Gilbert M. Gaul

Gilbert has twice been awarded the Pulitzer Prize and has been a finalist on four other occasions. Most recently he was part of the reporting team that identified more than $15 billion in waste, fraud and abuse in the nation’s farm subsidy programs, a series that was a finalist for the 2007 Pulitzer for public service. From birth his son Cary Gaul was rushed to a children’s hospital where he was operated on several times for problems related to spina bifida. Doctors believed he would not walk at all, but as time went along, Cary proved them all wrong. With the help of braces and walkers, along with a strong will, he was able to gradually take more steps.

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