Inspiration Corner

ACCESS 1-to-1 encourages its participants to think outside the box, to dream big and to climb higher. This corner is designed to inspire those "who enter here" - whether student or staff - to achieve their dreams and to realize what may seem impossible.

Quotes To Live By:

"I'm down here-face down-and I have no arms, no legs, it should be impossible for me to get back up, but it's not! You see, I will try one hundred times to get up, ...[but] if I fail and I give up, do you think that I'm ever going to get up? NO!...if I fail, I try again, and again and again,...[but] it's not the end. It matters how you're gonna finish. Are you gonna finish strong?" ~Nick Vujicic
"Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too" ~Lawrence Bixby
"Everyone has limitations - visible or invisible, it's not the cards you're dealt in life, it's what you do with them that counts. What are you doing with yours to bring blessing to others?" ~Anonymous

Inspirational People To Learn From:

Australian Nick Vujicic was born with no arms and legs. In spite of moments of great frustration and depression, Nick became a leader at school and is now a powerful Christian motivational speaker. His ability to be self-reliant and pro-active just goes to show that there are no limits when you are full of determination and hope. Nick recently spoke at Watermark Community Church in Dallas TX, where our ACCESS 1-to-1 Lab Rehabilitation Specialist Terri Nelson and student Courtney Easley were privileged to meet this inspirational young man.

Inspirational Video(s)/Audio:

To learn more about Nick's life and to be motivated by him, check out these great videos:

Brooke Ellison's life changed when she was hit by a car at age 11 and was paralyzed from the neck down. Learn how she turned tragedy into success by watching this clip:

John Foppe, another motivational speaker with immense courage and determination, offers a "closing" thought about one's perspective on limitations:

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