However, there is nothing more beautiful and inspiring than seeing people who have to live with issues like that, experiencing life as actively and intensely as the rest of the “healthy” population. And even having the strength to self-sarcasm and make “fun” of their condition with an incredible sense of humor!
Here you will find 58 amazing folks that show us what life is all about!
1. Specific instructions
When this Navy vet had to have his leg amputated, he decided to get a tattoo that would amuse his surgeons.
We just hope they weren’t laughing too hard during the procedure!
2. They’re fake and they’re fabulous
How hilarious is this shirt?
A lot funnier than a double mastectomy, that’s for sure.
But this cancer survivor is still finding a reason to smile.
3. Land shark
This man might have already lost his leg, but he certainly didn’t lose his sense of humor.
His amputation took place just a few months prior, but he quickly found a way to cope.
4. OMG, my leg!
When a Redditor’s friend lost his leg in a motorcycle accident, he began making the best of it with pranks like this.
This is from an April Fool’s Day joke in a local park.
And we just wish we could have seen the looks on the faces of bystanders.
5. Throne on wheels
Some of the best visual humor for those with disabilities takes place on Halloween.
This didn’t just make us smile, we’re also in awe of how badass the whole setup is!
6. Operation: humor
When this young woman had her 15th surgery, she wore this shirt to amuse herself and the surgeon.
Sadly, the surgeon hadn’t watched enough Spongebob Squarepants to get the joke. (And if you haven’t either, here’s why it’s funny.)
7. It makes us want to laugh and cry
One commenter summed up the reactions to this photo perfectly, saying: “I love how accurate this is that everyone, no matter the Country, is all, ‘Yep.'”
8. Crip ship
But you can still laugh at this vanity plate.
9. T-rexin’ and flexin’
But he managed to find his spirit animal in the T-rex, making this sweater fit (the situation, at least) perfectly.
10. Eerie costume
And she absolutely nailed it!
11. Cancer is evil
Her costume is absolutely perfect.
12. Bionic limb swap
They make quite the mismatched pair!
13. What are you lookin’ at?
Sure, people can’t help but look when they see a person who appears different, but it’s ok to call them out on it as well.
14. Fair warning
This lovely sticker should clear up any confusion.
15. His “better half”
This guy found his new “girlfriend” at the mall and decided they just “completed” each other.
16. Pre-chemo shenanigans
Too bad it’s just Bud Light – but to each their own.
17. Vacation tan
We just hope the other one matches!
18. Hair day becomes head day
What a bedazzled beauty!
19. Cancer sucks
Cancer sure does suck.
20. School spirit
Now THAT’S a school-wide sense of humor.
21. None for you
Aww, man! Now how is he going to eat this without breaking the rules?!
Somehow, we believe in his abilities.
22. Lieutenant Dan reporting for duty
This hilarious guy can’t.
23. Peg leg
Unless they involve cavorting with Johnny Depp.
24. The gang’s all here
25. Kickass costume
The crocodile is a nice touch too.
26. But I’m happy!
But at least he’s got the funniest t-shirt around.
27. Swipe right
Check out her profession and “stats.”
So it wasn’t any surprise that some people failed to find their sense of humor when seeing this guy’s Jimmy costume.
But too bad, because he even did Jimmy impressions all night from behind the mask. It’s not like he was faking the handicap.
29. South Parking
Could you keep yourself from laughing if you saw this license plate while on the road?
30. Leggo my…leg. Oh.
While we doubt it improved his mobility, we admire the creativity.
31. This little piggy
And what better way to honor its loss than with a hilarious tattoo?
32. It’s not working!
What’s it supposed to restore if not hands? Those grow back, right?
33. It’s all about perspective
The look on this guy’s face is priceless while he wears this shirt.
34. Double duty
But he’s adjusting to life with a prosthetic pretty well – at least when he goes out for a drink.
35. Say hello to Sir Nubly
A mom posted these sarcastic photos her son sent her.
It’s got to be a relief to know your kid can still maintain a sense of humor after going through an amputation.
36. The cost of college
While this grad said she wasn’t neessarily a big fan of decorated caps, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make the joke.
Everyone wants to know the story, so why not make them pay for the trouble of having to repeat it?
38. Get it right. No, left!
Sadly, people have had the incorrect limb amputated by surgeons in the past.
No doubt this patient had heard a story or two and wanted to not only give his doctors a giggle but ensure that they knew which was which.
That post-op t-shirt is comedy gold as well.
39. Long story short
Now at least they have a reason to smile.
40. Snow angel
This guy is doing just fine without them.
41. Boob jokes
Just don’t think you can steal third.