But now, against all odds, David Dow travels the world speaking and giving hope to other stroke survivors.
In an increasingly mechanical world, it's easy to succumb to convention and choose mundane jobs that pay our bills. We trade creativity for comfort only to become insipid and lacklustre in the long run. However, in the words of Dr Seuss, as long as 'you have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose'. Here are inspiring stories of individuals who embody that idea. Four ordinary people who gave up their 9-5 jobs to pursue their passion: for happiness follows those who follow their heart.
IMAGES: COURTESY OF GREG MCGOON. In the expanding conversation around transgender issues, kids are sometimes left out — a fact that children’s author Greg McGoon seeks to help change with his groundbreaking new book, The Royal Heart. It’s the first in a series of fairy tales that will celebrate LGBT characters, as well as the first classically styled fairy tale about a trans kid. Related: 30 Photos Of Unretouched Butts, In Case You Forgot What They Really Look Like “I don’t want this book to be known as the ‘Transgender Fairy Tale,’” McGoon tells us.