Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential List Includes People with Disability Connections

May 12, 2008

TIME Magazine has released its fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists, and more. Among the 100 are three individuals with connections to the disability world. 

  • Oscar Pistorius, a South African double amputee Paralympian athlete who runs on carbon blades, is challenging the rules of the Olympics in hopes to compete in Beijing
  • Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroanatomist and professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, studied her own stroke to speak powerfully about recovery
  • Lance Armstrong, a seven-time winner of the Tour de France and a cancer survivor