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Disabilities

Saints with mobility impairments

Many disabled saints have found holiness not in spite of their disabilities, but in and through them.

Mother of five, three with disabilities, gets honest about her life

This mom's witness reminds us that each child is unique, has dignity, and is loved by God.

Lessons on joy from a disabled saint

Bl. Herman had a cleft palate, cerebral palsy and spina bifida, but he was the most joyful monk in the monastery.

Ellie Goldstein, a model with Down syndrome chosen by Gucci

"The world is ready to embrace diversity and inclusion," her mother says.

5-year-old shares her joy for life despite her physical challenges

Born with Apert syndrome, little Lola wants to be seen as a person of dignity and worth, as she shares in this heartwarming account.

Woman blind and disabled from premature birth graduates summa cum laude

Her health conditions did not deter the success of her brilliant mind and exuberant spirit.

Rome hosts Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine” special needs prom

The evening was funded in part by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life and the Tebow Foundation.

Champion gymnast and model with Down syndrome blazes a new trail

Chelsea Werner is inspiring people around the world through the happy moments of her life she shares on Instagram.

New Catholic sacrament program speaks to the hearing impaired

The program, taught in American Sign Language, utilizes Catholic art as an educational tool.

Disney meets Down syndrome in adorable photo campaign

These photos of children with Down syndrome dressed as Disney characters are almost too cute to be real!

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