Rusidah Badawi lost her forearms in a tragic accident 32 years ago at the age of 12. After the amputation, the 44-year-old Indonesian woman was introduced to photography, fell in love with it, and now works as a wedding and party photographer. She worked primarily with film photography up until very recently, when Canon sponsored her endeavors by gifting her with a digital Canon 550D DSLR and a Speedlite flash.
Her husband Suradi hopes that his wife’s determination will inspire other people with disabilities not to give up on their dreams:
I hope my wife’s activities are an example and give motivation to others, who have the same condition as her, to not be pessimistic. We know that she has advantages and disadvantages, she can do what normal people do even though she does not have arms like able-bodied people
Here’s a slightly longer news report on Badawi’s story:
(via IBTimes via ISO 1200)