Life is hard enough when you live with a birth defect or extreme physical handicap. From a cleft palate to deformed limbs, everyday is a struggle – to survive, to fit in, and to face the unwarranted attention and gawking that comes from living with your condition. When Claudio Vieira de Oliveira was born, the doctors were so taken aback by his condition that they told his mother to starve him to death. It would be more humane than letting him live. That’s right – they said to let him die. Naturally, she ignored that advice and took care to keep Claudio alive.
The result is astonishing on many meaningful levels. First of all, as you can see, Claudio is in full command of his faculties. His body is broken, not his brain. As a matter of fact, even in his condition, he went to college, studying to be an accountant at the State University of Feira de Santana in Brazil, where he’s from. Physically, it’s a different story entirely. Claudio suffers from arthrogryposis which fuses the joints together. Basically, his body is stuck in this position. Because of his legs, he cannot use a wheelchair. He has learned to walk on his knees, however.
This Is Claudio
He Gets Lots Of Love And Support From His Family
He’s Even Become A Motivational Speaker
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