IMPAIRMENT is different from disability. Impairment is the loss of a body part or it’s function or a psychological dysfunction. But not all impairments lead into disability. Disability means not being able. Many people with impairments may be more able than others with full health. The fact that we have blind professors, paralyzed sport champions and many other successful people with impairments show that these two notions of impairment and disability are not the same. What makes the difference? DETERMINATION, RESILIENCY and THE WILL FOR LIFE. It is not the damage to a person’s body that determines the disability, but the person in that body makes the difference between impairment and disability.