Tag Archives: Cerebral Palsy

Day 2592: Ellen Meet Nisha – A Humanitarian on Wheels #NishaOnEllen”

If at first you don’t succeed try again – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 :  43 PM on day 2592 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read 2 Peter 1:16  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $4 337 only $8 163 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

Yesterday I made another attempt to get myself on The Ellen Show to share my story, raise awareness about my 50 New Feet campaign and to teach the world that different is cool. Watch “Ellen Meet Nisha – A Humanitarian on Wheels #NishaOnEllen” below:

Day 2585: What Happened? Curiosity and An Opportunity

May we all be as honest as children– that’s my hope for the world.

 

It’s 11: 15  AM on day 2585 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read  Daniel 7:13-14 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to Shajan uncle and Lissy aunty who donated $50 which brings the total raised to  $4 337 only $8 163 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Recently I was somewhere and this little boy came up to me and asked what happened? (referring to me being on a wheelchair) I almost burst out laughing I loved the child’s honesty and the ease with which he asked the question my mom told me to ignore him I ignored her and replied I was born this way it’s cool to be different to which he said oh and walked away (I didn’t explain my medical condition because I thought he was a little too young to understand but it was important that I use that moment to teach him that there’s beauty in diversity).   

Day 2581: A Symbol of Possibility

I sit as a symbol of what’s possible for differently-abled people– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12: 10  PM on day 2581 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  read  Romans 14:17-19 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – A HUGE thanks to East London Malayalee Elma who donated $72 and uncle Jose Mammen who donated $108 which brings the total raised to which brings the total raised to $4 012 only $8 488 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Yesterday I realized that because I’ve flipped the script on what it means to be differently-abled I sit as a symbol of what’s possible for differently-abled people.

Day 2579: World Cerebral Palsy Day and Making Lemonade

Cerebral Palsy is a medical condition not my definition – that’s what I want the world to know.

 

It’s 1: 02 PM on day 2579 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 831 only $8 669 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day – a day to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy and to celebrate those living with it  and their families – life with CP is different in that I have challenges with movement but I am intelligent and I have feelings (Cerebral Palsy affects different people differently but for me it’s mostly a mobility impairment). Happy World Cerebral Palsy Day to all those living with it and their families I humbly ask that you please take your lemons and make lemonade the world is dying of thirst.


 

Day 2568: Decide What Defines You

If you don’t want to be defined by your difference of ability then don’t define yourself by your difference of ability – that’s my message to differently-abled people.

 

It’s 12: 14 PM on day 2568 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10,  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet -raised $3 556 only $9 844 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot (thanks to everyone who has helped out so far) .

 

A while ago I realized people who define themselves by their difference of ability will be defined by the world by their difference of ability I hardly ever mention the fact that I have Cerebral Palsy not because I’m ashamed of it but because in most situations it’s irrelevant (what does me fundraising for kids with clubfoot have to do with the fact that I have Cerebral Palsy?) naturally my wheelchair is visible in my videos I don’t try to hide it but I make no mention of it because Cerebral Palsy is my condition not my definition.

Day 2564: Cerebral Palsy – My Blessing In Disguise

Cerebral Palsy just might be my greatest advantage– that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 12: 36  PM on day 2564 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read James 4:7  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – Yesterday  Anonymous donated $25 (thanks so much Anon) which brings the total raised to $3 556 only $9 8 944 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today I was searching the internet for physical things I could do to help raise money for 50 New Feet then I had an epiphany because of my challenges wherever I decide to do its impact will be magnified (Cerebral Palsy is totally my blessing in disguise).

Day 2557: The Obligation to Get Up and Never Give Up

Sometimes the classy thing to do is to stay in bed but as long as you’re still breathing it’s your obligation to get up and keep trying – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12: 41  PM on day 2557 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Jude 1:21  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 452 only $9 048 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

This morning I felt like staying in bed forever and a day (sometimes I wake up extremely tired I don’t know if it’s a Cerebral Palsy thing, a human thing or a combination of both) no matter what I’m feeling I choose to get up every morning and keep trying because with the gift of every day comes the obligation to get up and make something of it.

Day 2543: Jealous Me

Dear God help me not to be jealous– that’s the prayer I’ve added recently

 

It’s 12 : 11 PM on day 2543 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Genesis 12:2-3, have breakfast  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 290 only $9 210 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

This morning I heard that someone I know my age may be getting married and I tried so hard to be happy for him (I really did) I was trying so hard to squash down the green-eyed monster inside of me but the more I pushed down the more it seemed to come up I told my mom to share any happy news with me and I said I wouldn’t get jealous I guess I overestimated myself but I’ll keep praying that I become the non-jealous version of myself someday (when I was younger I never really noticed any differences between me and my peers because I did most of the things they did but now with them getting married and starting families of their own  the differences between them and I are glaringly obvious – I don’t think I’m even jealous that they’re getting married and starting families I’m just jealous that I may never which sucks because I love kids and if things were different I know I would have made a very loving mother).

Day 2540: Some Days I just Want To Be Like You

The not-so good days makes you appreciate the great days – that’s what I keep realizing

 

It’s 1 : 03 PM on day 2540 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Revelation 1:7, have breakfast  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 230 only $9 270 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

 

Today I wake up and all was well until out of the blue I had tummy troubles which can be humiliating when you can’t get to the bathroom fast enough (at least I now know it’s impossible to die from humiliation) the people in my life are so nice they try to make me feel better about it which only adds to my humiliation I know that by giving me Cerebral Palsy God wanted to show people  that He can work through anyone but being the tool in that plan is at times most heartbreaking some days I just want be like you who can feel the grass underneath your feet when you step outside,  you who has a choice whether to use the elevator or the stairs,   you who doesn’t have a designated parking spot in every public place,  you who can enter and leave a place without being noticed…. some days I just want to be like you and I feel so guilty because I know how blessed I truly am to be me.

Day 2534: Always Have A Backup Plan

The key to avoid being crushed by life’s disappointments is to always have a backup plan – that’s what I’ve realized.

 

It’s 11 : 56 AM on day 2534 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read , have breakfast, read James 2: 17 and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 125 only $9 375 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today I realized that the key to avoid being crushed by life’s disappointments is to always have a backup plan (it’s great to have a goal but as my father always says to me don’t put all your eggs in one basket )