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Woman With One Arm And Half Legs After Her Mom’s Failed Abortion Traveled Around The World To ‘Live Life To The Fullest’

Charlie Rousseau, a 25-year-old from Canada, is a radio host born with only one arm and half her legs. But the Quebec-based’s disabilities were caused by an abortion procedure that went wrong. Speaking about her

birth, she shared with Femail, “The doctor allegedly told my parents to keep the baby even though the abortion process wasn’t finished. They could’ve taken it further. They could’ve taken the hospital to court, but we

were living in a small town, and my parents didn’t want to make a big deal.”

In fact, she grew up a very optimistic child and said, “I never realized I had a disability until I was 16. My parents sent me to a normal school, and I had normal friends. I had a big character, so I fitted in fine. It was only when I became

interested in dating, and fancying boys did I really accept my disability and that I was so different.” Charlie never really asked what happened until it was her mother herself who told her about it. And she shared the story, “My mother decided to have an abortion, but unfortunately, it went

wrong. My parents believed making a big deal of it would ruin my life because the story would be everywhere as I was growing up.” But Charlie’s always so positive in life and shared, “I decided I will have a boyfriend, I will live, and people will love me.”

She then found a job as a junior radio host when she turned 19, “I never had a job as a teenager because no one would give me one.”

“All my friends had part-time jobs, but I didn’t. So when I got this job at a radio station, I was overjoyed. And I love it. I think it helped build my confidence too.” She traveled to Britain in September 2019 and taught French in schools around Shrewsbury. That incited her inner travel-nerd as she began wanting to travel to more places and, eventually, around the world. Being physically limited didn’t stop her from stepping foot in Mexico, Ibiza, Portugal, and Australia.

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