Our Writers – You Can be the Next

Ever since this website started it has been a goal to bring together people with different experiences and perspectives about CP to share that with each other and the readers of this site. You can read more about our writers below. If you would like to become a writer for us just head over to the “Write for us” page and use the form there to drop us a line about yourself. Enjoy the site!


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Alexander Presthus
Alexander PresthusCreator and Founder

About Alexander:

Hello, and thanks for visiting the site! I´m a 27 year old from Norway, and I have mild Spastic Diplegia. Throughout my life I have spent a lot of time reflecting on and fighting with the CP, and how to get to grips with it. Now I am at a poiint in my life where I feel happy with myself, and I am in many ways thankful for my C.P. It can still offer challenges, but in general I am much more comfortable with this aspect of me now. Also, growing up I always wanted a place or a group of people who understood what I went through with the CP. This is what I hope this site will be, a place where people can share their experiences about living with CP and read about the experiences of others, and together we can learn and grow.  In the future I hope to have many other bloggers here with me, to get a variety of perspectives on all the different aspects of living with CP. But until then I will do my very best to share what I have learned in my life, and I hope it will be helpful to others aswell!

I hope to have a variety of posts on both mental and physical aspects of the CP and Spastic Diplegia in spesific. I also hope to add video blogs to the mix in the near future.

If you are interested in writing for the site and want to contribute, please head over to the “Write for Us” page. If you have any questions, suggestions or comments feel free to email me at: contact@spasticdiplegia.tips or use the form below. Hope you enjoy your stay, and will come back regularily. Be sure to subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date each week on new content.

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Shaylee Rosnes
Shaylee RosnesEditor & Writer

About Shaylee:

Hi, my name is Shaylee Rosnes. I am eighteen years old and have just graduated high school. I live in Saskatchewan. I love to read, sing, watch movies, and especially write. I have Cerebral Palsy and am an editor here at CP Experience. I look forward to meeting and connecting with all of you.

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Rebecca Sherwood
Rebecca SherwoodWriter

About Rebecca:

Hi, I’m Rebecca, I live in the UK and I’m a 28-year-old qualified counsellor. Also, I have CP, which means that I permanently use an electric wheelchair. My interest in philosophy allows me to view my disability in a positive way, without letting it define me. I have recently finished studying a two-year philosophy course, and I am about to embark on an undergraduate degree, which I hope will broaden my perspectives about CP.  I am pleased that this website provides a voice through writing because I believe that by sharing our ideas, we can break down the barriers surrounding disability.

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Madilyn Ullman
Madilyn UllmanWriter

About Madylin:

Madylin Ullman is a 21 year old born in Hong Kong. She was adopted at 3 and half years of age and is currently living in Colorado in the US. She is in the process of getting her bachelors in film, and besides her studies she enjoys collecting vintage books, and to create with her words among other things. Madylin also has Spastic Diplegia, but doesn’t let it stop her in any way.

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Julie Brocklehurst
Julie BrocklehurstParent, Writer

About Julie:

From Newfoundland, Canada, Julie Brocklehurst is a writer, an advocate and a mother to a little boy with cerebral palsy.  She created her blog, Tiptoeing Through, as a place to share some of her thoughts and feelings about life, love and the unexpected journey that is raising a child with special needs. It has become a resource for other parents, offering support and bringing hope and encouragement to the special needs community. Julie is a Director on the Board of the Cerebral Palsy Association of NL, and she runs a child care program for children with disabilities. Blog – http://www.throughthetulips.ca/

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Betsy Jung Trainor
Betsy Jung TrainorContributor / Author / Parent

About Betsy:

Betsy Trainor resides in Loudoun County Virginia, USA, and is a mother of four. She is corporate counsel to a Northern Virginia business and enjoys running, reading, and freelance writing. She is a regular contributor to Posh Seven Magazine (poshseven.com) and recently published a children’s book about adoption on Amazon.com: Discovering Me: A Journey Book About Adoption She may be contacted by email (click the button below the profile picture)