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Famous People Who Overcame Adversity By William Lovelace

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  1. Franklin Roosevelt was paralyzed from the waist down when he was 39 years old.
  2. Stephen King’s first novel “Carrie” was declined 30 times by the publisher.
  3. Ben Franklin dropped out of school when he was 10 years old.
  4. Bill Gates’ first business failed.
  5. Albert Einstein didn’t speak until he was four years old.
  6. Vincent Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime.
  7. Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times to create a light bulb.
  8. Steven Spielberg was declined twice to USC.

Central Middle School 6th grader William Lovelace discovered the people whom you never thought had to overcome adversity.