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 […]

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

[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 […]

How To Talk to Your Child about CP

[fusion_text][dropcap]H[/dropcap]ow do you talk to your child about the CP? Do you tell them exactly what it is, or do you break it to them in softer terms? And when is a good time to talk about these things? As a parent maybe you are also feeling apprehensive and scared to talk to your child […]

Bullying and Cerebral Palsy – My Experiences

[fusion_text][dropcap]I [/dropcap]was always a little unsure of myself growing up, The CP was a a sore issue and a cause of some of my uncertainness. When I was younger I lacked the confidence in myself and I lacked the tools in which to gain that confidence in order to accept my CP. Because of this I often […]