Motivational speakers with special needs have many inspirational stories that help others. These remarkable people share their wisdom and experiences about how they pushed past their limitations as motivational speakers with special needs.
#1. Robert Pio Hajjar
Born with Down Syndrome, Robert Pio Hajjar founded Ideal Way with Addie J. Daabous and his aunt in 2006. Addie was sharing her pain about her successful business when Robert suggested that they have been called for a higher purpose – helping people with special needs.
Robert donated all his life savings of $62.05 in small change to start Ideal Way. That $62.05 is framed and on display at the Ideal Way offices. We are grateful for this generous human who helps make the world a better place for special needs people.
#2. Marc Elliot
Elliot spent the first 6 months of his life in St. Louis Children Hospital where he went through many experimental surgeries. Elliot’s journey didn’t end after he left the hospital. At the age of nine, he developed Tourette’s syndrome. Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes him to make involuntary movements and vocal tics. As Marc grew up and his tics were inappropriate words and random outbursts such as barking like a dog and chomping his teeth.
Over the next 10 years, he struggled with life in St. Louis. In may 2008 he graduated and embarked on his motivational speaking tour. Just passing time speaking before becoming a doctor, he has reached out to more than 100,000 individuals in the US and internationally.
#3. Michael Bortolotto
Michael Bortolotto is a successful professional motivational speaker. Born with Cerebral Palsy, people of all ages have been inspired, educated and motivated by his “CAN DO” attitude. He encourages his audience to rethink, what they may believe is impossible to realizing anything is possible by being persistent and focusing on the end result.
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