5 Late Effects of Cerebral Palsy

[fusion_text][dropcap]L[/dropcap]iving with CP now a days is usually pretty okay, I am happy with who I am, and I feel I get to use the CP and the experiences it has given me, to help people, especially on this website. I will admit however that I am noticing physically that I´ve lived with this condition […]

5 Small Things That Make A Big Difference

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap]´m not one to sweat the small stuff. I´ve always tried to not care about the small things and to not let them get me down. Yet, when I look back at things that hurt me the most in regards to the CP, it was always the small things, that perhaps people didn’t think mattered […]

CP: Physically Speaking – Surgeries and Experiences

[fusion_text][dropcap]C[/dropcap]erebral Palsy has made its presence known physically (and mentally) since I was born. Whilst my mind has gotten its fair share of challenges due to the CP, so is also the case with my body. The physical aspects of CP are often the most talked about, online, by doctors, other healthcare professionals and at […]

True and False Ableism

Nathan Keirn

[fusion_text][dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter having observed a growing trend in the community of what I would call a forming schism between those with CP (or disabled in general) and those able bodied, in many cases parents of children with CP, I feel I have to write about this topic. It greatly saddens me to see this division forming, […]

Growing Up with Independence: Not Easy but Essential

[fusion_text][dropcap]M[/dropcap]y beautiful Allison was born on October 19, 1999. She was my third child at the time, and there were no issues with her full-term delivery. At around 16-months, we noticed that she was not reaching many of the usual mobility milestones. This is when more than ten years of testing began in an attempt […]

CP and Guilt – No, It´s not Your Fault

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[fusion_text][dropcap]H[/dropcap]ave you ever felt guilty about your child´s CP? Have you ever felt like maybe you did something wrong, that just maybe if you had done something differently this wouldn´t have happened? Do you feel guilty for thinking or feeling any of the above? You are not alone, there is nothing wrong with you, and […]

Depression, Self-Hatred and CP – My Experiences

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] really hated myself sometimes. I could not stand who I was. After all I couldn´t do anything, I couldn´t achieve anything. In every activity I started, be it a school activity or something as simple as vacuuming, the most likely outcome in my mind was failure and further validation of my own inadequacy. If I had to […]