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August 2015

Pity Is The Person

By |August 22nd, 2015|

When I was in elementary school, I learned that people felt sorry for me. I always knew I was different: that I wasn’t as strong as other kids, that falling everyday was a way of life, and everything was slow for me. Oh, people were sorry for me so that’s why they were nice to me. I realize now that this a very misguided thought process, but then I learned what happens when people’s opinions start to matter.

10 Small Victories in Life With Cerebral Palsy

By |August 12th, 2015|

Ah, victory; that wonderful feeling of winning a race, getting a promotion, or finding the man (or woman) of your dreams. There’s nothing quite like the sense of accomplishment that comes from succeeding at big things. That sense of accomplishments can come from small things too, especially for me. Living with Cerebral Palsy has caused […]

CP And It´s Purpose

By |August 7th, 2015|

God only gives people what they can handle. That saying has been thrown around more times than I can count. Well God’s definition of handling it and mine must be quite different because from where I sit He picked the wrong person to be born with CP.

What exactly does handling it mean? Whatever it means […]

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4 Ways to Build a Better Life With CP

By |August 1st, 2015|

Hard thick plastic encompasses the whole of my lower leg. Vibrant red Velcro straps hold my leg in its sturdy grasp. Stiff but safe steps I walk. Heat radiates from my skin inside my trusty friend the brace. Shoes groan in pain when they stretch to let my plastic foot in, only to be smashed […]

July 2015

Time to Think – CP & Independence

By |July 29th, 2015|

The 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

By |July 25th, 2015|

I 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

By |July 21st, 2015|

Why 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

By |July 18th, 2015|

Like 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 […]

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A Matter of Perspective – CP & the Mind

By |July 14th, 2015|

I 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 […]

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Cerebral Palsy and Social Anxiety

By |July 9th, 2015|

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 […]