Mathematician Mary Gannon of Ohio, who was born without upper extremities, learned to write on the blackboard with legs.
Mary Gannon from Lakewood, Ohio, born without both hands, became a teacher of mathematics in high school, despite the limited physical capabilities.
According to the woman, in early childhood, parents abandoned it due to illness. The first 7 years of her life she spent in an orphanage in Mexico. At 8 years old she was adopted American family, and she moved to live in Ohio.
All my life I wanted to be a teacher of a girl, but this was a physical handicap hurdle. Over time, Mary learned how to perform simple actions only by foot.
— I really do not like being called disabled — said Gannon. — This word has a negative energy. I feel like a complete and with all the excellent job.
After graduating, Mary decided to get into one of the local schools. The administration of the institution was extremely surprised Gannon abilities: the teacher free to use the computer and wrote on the blackboard.
— At first, the kids thought that she needed constant care, but Mary proved to be a real expert — assured fellow mathematician. — Of course, it is not only the best teacher in our school, but all over the county.
Disability did not stop Mary intention to obtain a driving license: a woman sits alone at the wheel and get to work by car.
— Teacher inspires us every day and shows by example that everyone should learn to overcome difficulties and to achieve the goal in spite of obstacles — shared one of his disciples, Mary, Jaden Johnson.