Disabled Contestant Inspires On TV’s MasterChef

27 Jun


MasterChef’ – Christine Ha

This is not Lyme disease related but it is auto-immune related and truly inspirational for us disabled folks. I watch a TV show called MasterChef which airs Mondays and Tuesdays this summer on Fox at 9pm Pacific. This year there is a contestant competing who happens to be blind. I won’t go into the details of the show since I am pretty ill right now but basically it’s a cooking show to for amateurs to compete to win a great prize. The show is hosted by Gordon Ramsay and 2 other judges.

When I saw Christine Ha trying to win a spot on the show this year I thought there was no way a blind girl could compete in a cooking competition with all those sharp knives. Boy was I wrong, this girl can cook and she is one of the stronger contestants on the show. It is truly inspiring to see her do so well and impress the judges cooking some savory dishes. She does not let her disability slow her down. Christine is visually impaired due to an autoimmune disorder called nueromyelitis optica (NMO).

If you get a chance to watch the show check her out. She is determined, focused, funny and she is a very sweet girl. She even has a blog and a twitter account if you want to chat with her. It is just so amazing to see someone who does not let their disability get in the way of their dreams. Hats off to her and I hope to see her in the finals soon.



2 Responses to “Disabled Contestant Inspires On TV’s MasterChef”

  1. gridlockmanifesto June 29, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    She sure can cook, and she is flying by the seat of her pants some of the time, like when she made the apple pie. It baked in only 18 minutes, so she would have had to adjust the temperature for that little time, and still it didn’t burn. I too say “hats off” to Christine, and my whole family has been cheering her on from the beginning this year. We started watching one day last year when a Dish co-worker suggested watching. The show is one of our favorites now on our PrimeTime Anytime recordings that we use for watching commercial free with Auto Hop. That way we can see more TV shows in one evening by saving over 20 minutes an hour. Sometimes it is fun to watch two episodes in one night too, which we did this week.

    • 49erBry June 30, 2012 at 12:20 am #

      My dad and I love the show. I have a season pass. Christine is by far one of my favorites this season.

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