Time to Think – CP & Independence

[fusion_text][dropcap]T[/dropcap]he medical profession defines me as requiring ‘constant care to cope with all activities of daily living’. On paper, I sound as if I am incapable of doing anything for myself, but this is untrue. I am able to think for myself. However, unfortunately, the physical implications of Cerebral Palsy don’t allow for me to […]

Cerebral Palsy and Help from Others

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] like to think of myself as a pretty self-sufficient person, but the truth is I’m not. Place me in an environment that’s inaccessible (stairs, tiny doorways, small bathroom, etc.) and I’m pretty much helpless. This is where the kindness of others comes in and saves the day. To better illustrate what I mean I’m […]

Understanding Why – Parents Edition

[fusion_text][dropcap]W[/dropcap]hy me? How did I get CP? Why does my child have Cerebral Palsy? Did I do something wrong? Did the doctors make a mistake? What went wrong? These are all questions that I have asked myself or they are questions I know that my parents or other parents of children with CP have asked […]

Cerebral Palsy and Identity

[fusion_text][dropcap]L[/dropcap]ike most people my age I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching lately. Trying to figure out what I want to do and who I want to be requires a lot of thought. Recently though, my soul searching has been taking a different turn. I’ve been thinking a lot about the person I already […]

A Matter of Perspective – CP & the Mind

Cerebral palsy and perspective

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap] remember thinking life was really unfair. Why should I have to suffer through this life with CP, when the great majority of people could live a normal life? Why did I have get hours of pain after having played soccer with my friends, and why did I have to suck at every physical activity, and […]

Cerebral Palsy and Social Anxiety

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When people think of Cerebral Palsy, more often than not, the first thing to come to their mind is the physical aspects of it. They think of tight muscles, trouble talking and walking, wheelchairs, walkers, leg braces, and physical therapy. Very rarely does a person think of the effect that CP can have on someone’s […]

Me Against the World – CP and Anger

[fusion_text][dropcap]I[/dropcap]´ve always considered myself a pretty peaceful guy, especially from my mid twenties and till the present. But the truth is I´ve been angry, the type of angry that made me throw things against the wall, slam the doors shut or just scream. Sure, I got angry at the “normal things” like others do, but there […]