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Wheelchair-Bound Model Gives The Runway A Spin At NYFW! Her Message Will Illuminate You!

A model in a wheelchair graces a runway at New York Fashion Week for the first time ever!!

This past month, the fashion world has been FULL of inspiration!

Instead of perpetuating the idea that models must be abnormally tall and skinny to represent major designers, more and more brands are buying into the idea of marketing directly to the consumer — by recruiting models of ALL shapes and sizes!

And during this year’s New York Fashion Week, history was made when Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, a model who’s been wheelchair-bound since age five due to muscular atrophy, modeled for the Carrie Hammer runway.

Danielle is the FIRST-EVER model in a wheelchair to grace a catwalk at NYFW! Wow!!

The career clinical psychologist and 2012’s Ms. Wheelchair New York talked about the significance of her appearance, saying:

“I feel like the industry has gotten more accepting of diversity but you never hear of a model in a wheelchair and it’s just ludicrous. I would like the whole spectrum of fashion designers to tune in, all the way up to high fashion like Tory Burch, Gucci and Louis Vuitton because, why not? Many of us have successful careers and we have money and we want to spend it and we want to look good.”

Preach!!

And the runway diversity didn't stop at Danielle — in fact, Hammer's ENTIRE runway was made up of "role models" instead of "fashion models"! Dr. Danielle was surrounded by CEOs, entrepreneurs, and a former Miss USA when she made her runway debut.

Advertising is clearly becoming increasingly saturated with “real" and diverse groups of people, as demonstrated by Diesel, Barneys, and MCM.

So why not take that positive sentiment to the runways??

For more of this model’s inspiring words, check out additional excerpts from her outstanding interview…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Julia Roberts Is Wheeled Onto BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards Stage — BAREFOOT!!

Julia Roberts skips the shoes at the BAFTA Britannia Awards!
Julia Roberts skips the shoes at the BAFTA Britannia Awards!

No stilettos? No problemo!

After years of walking red carpets and awards show stages in high heels, Julia Roberts has had enough!

The actress was wheeled onto the BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards stage in El Lay on Sunday, looking rather regal in a wheelchair with her bare feet pointed forward in quite an elegant fashion.

Yes, she was also barefoot in addition to being pushed around by a seksi blonde! Hey, if Hollywood legends can't demand special treatment once in a while, then who among us can?!

But seriously though, while she may have opted for a wheelchair because shoes had been killing her feet, we also wonder if it was a planned prank as her pedicured toenails match her ensem!

After presenting friend George Clooney with the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film, she locked arms with the silver fox and sauntered off on her impeccably pedicured feet!

We were so mesmerized by her tootsies we almost didn't notice her embellished Elie Saab LBD!

Isn't it pretty?

[Image via Getty Images.]

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Guinness Unveils The Most Heartwarming Beer Commercial Ever! Watch HERE!

Filed under: InspirationAd CampaignsBasketballAlcohol

It's not often that you hear the word "heartwarming" used to describe a beer commercial, but Guinness might have achieved the impossible!

In this amazing new ad, a group of six men match up for a very competitive game of basketball! But what starts off as an inspirational commercial about several disabled mens' dedication and passion for the game takes a truly touching turn!

After sinking the game-winning shot, the group of buddies decided to head out for a drink. That's when five of the men stand up, revealing that they learned to play in wheelchairs just so they could still play with their friend!

Um, can we can get some tissues over here! NOW!!!

And if that's somehow not enough to tug at your heartstrings, The Cinematic Orchestra's To Build A Home playing in the background probably will do the trick!

Ch-ch-check out the inspirational ad (above)!

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Teen In Wheelchair Reels In 250-Pound Shark!!

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Matt Sechrist's Lemon Shark

Wow! That's incredible!!

Matt Sechrist, a 19-year-old man with no legs reeled in one hell of a catch…

A 250-pound, 8-foot lemon shark! All from his wheelchair!!

That's incredible!! His friends and family helped hold his chair in place while he fought the beast for over an hour.

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Disabled Bunny Has Special Wheelchair!

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This is so heart-warming.

After Lily the bunny lost her back legs in an accident, her life was saved by an animal hospital.

Normally, she would have been put down but instead, she was given a second shot at life!!

She had a little bunny wheelchair built for her!

Now she gets around with her front paws, and she sure seems like she's used to it!

It's just too adorbz for words, so go watch.

Check out the video (above) for one super cute wheelchair bunny!

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TSA Bogs Down 3-Year-Old In Wheel Chair For Pat Down & Swabbing

WTF?!?

Earlier this month, Nathan and Annie Forck headed to Disney World in Orlando, FL with their two children and 3-year-old daughter, Lucy who suffers from spinal bifida and is confined to a wheelchair — and just when they thought they were going on a super fun trip, the TSA in their home state of Missouri made going through security frightening.

In the video (above), Annie demonstrates how her little angel was detained by TSA for a pat down and a swabbing of her wheel chair.

We honestly don't think a toddler that's crying her eyes out should ever go through a measure like this, but it didn't seem like airport security gave a hoot because they even took the girl's stuffed animal, Lamby!

It might be time for TSA to brush up on how to handle children because they have no idea what they're doing.

Ch-ch-check out the clip to see how the TSA mistreated Lucy.

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Robotic Wheelchair Can Climb Stairs!

The Chiba Institute of Technology in Japan has come up with a working prototype of a wheelchair with a special talent…

It can climb stairs!

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