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Stephen Hopkins, A Signer Of American Declaration Of Independence, Had Cerebral Palsy

December 13, 2012

I came across this little fact by accident last night. It proved the point of the Old Is Gold campaign to me yet again.

In history lessons in England, I can’t see this being much more than a fact to be slipped in to conversation. Still, it is a very interesting fact for people with CP to know.

Stephen Hopkins, one of the signers of the American Declation of Independence, is listed as one of Wikipedia’s notable cases of people with Cerebral Palsy:

Stephen Hopkins, signer of USA Declaration of Independence, reputed to have stated, “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.”

In a nutshell, dear readers, it looks like they let one of us lot help create America. The most powerful country on the planet.

Teachers, when were you planning to tell me that?


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