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Day 2667: You can’t teach some scars

“You can’t teach some scars.” – Prince Harry


It’s 1 : 53 PM on day 2667 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read Isaiah 65:17,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet –   A HUGE thanks to  who donated Tess Thomas who donated $200   which brings the total raised to  $6 816 only $5 684 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.


Today something happened which made me realize that because I have been left out by so many different people on so many different occasions I notice instantly when people are feeling left out and I’m able to fix it…you can’t teach some scars.

Day 1089: Empathy and Cerebral Palsy

Empathy– that’s what Cerebral Palsy has taught me  🙂


It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1089 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth, read 1 Samuel 23, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  feed myself  boiled egg and Bran Flakes for breakfast, take off my dirty jacket and t-shirt  and put on a clean t-shirt,  stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles and  tweet and Facebook about my campaign -nobody donated so far today.


This morning I realized Cerebral Palsy has taught me empathy when people are annoyed or short with me I think they must be really stressed out I try to put myself in other people’s shoes because they often don’t put themselves in my shoes. Do you have a lot more empathy for others because of the stuff you go through?

Day 616

All anyone wants is to be understood – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s 2 : 51 PM on day 616 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth,  drink Green Tea  by myself,  feed myself All Bran Flakes  for breakfast,  publish my Disability of the Day feature,  exercise my right hand –  I  cut  pieces of banana bread and a peanut butter sandwich using a knife with my right hand just a  few more practice sessions and I’ll be able to eat with a fork and knife I am SO PROUD of me :)

A couple of days ago I needed help to go to the bathroom so I asked our housekeeper and she helped without complaint as she was putting me back in my wheelchair she said stating a fact  you’re heavy (I am the normal weight for my age and approximate height but to people carrying me I must still feel heavy) to which I said guiltily sorry what she said next is something that I wish the world understood about “disabled” people she said don’t be I know you didn’t choose to be this way.   Do you make an effort to walk a mile in another person’s shoes?

Day 285

A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend. ~Author Unknown

It’s 6: 35 PM on day 285 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself an egg– sunny side up – and toast for breakfast, listen to music, read And God Laughs and  Little Wonders–the first blog I could totally relate too while the second one I LOVED because I could feel the love this mom of five had for her family in every word she wrote 🙂 – tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign – after thirteen LONG days the donation drought is finally over ‘Anonymous’ made a donation – thank you Anonymous 🙂 –   feed myself rice and curry for lunch, prepare my Kid of the Week feature for tomorrow – this week’s ‘Kid of the Week’ and I have something in common stay tuned to see what it is 🙂 – listen to music some more,  feed myself bun, potato salad and grilled chicken for dinner and brush my teeth once more.

A few weeks ago I launched my reading challenge and asked you to read one book per week for the entire year and in keeping with the theme of reading I will be creating a new page on this blog which will feature all the books that I can remember reading over the course of my twenty year life because I believe that someone who reads is more likely to act in the face of injustice because he/she has learned empathy. Do you have friends yet to be discovered and shared sitting right on your book self?

Are we connecting on Twitter? If not, say hi at http://twitter.com/Nisha360

If you’ve given to my cause or you can’t give now, please help me by sharing my cause with others. You can tweet about it like my friend Stan Faryna. This is the tweet he uses: @Nisha360 is a brave, smart young woman trying to make a better world for us all. Please help her do an amazing thing. http://bit.ly/hC7vOu

Stan’s very sweet for saying so, but feel free to write what reflects you best.

Thanks to all my friends out there who are helping me make my dream come true: to make a better world for all of us!

Day 185

Life is bigger than the microcosm we choose to live in. We are all connected. Choose empathy over apathy. Choose substance over surface.  – @TheStyleGent

It’s 10: 35  PM on day 185 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself Spring rolls for breakfast,  tweet about my Clean Water For All Campaign for a few hours – no luck –  feed myself rice and curry for lunch, tweet about my campaign some more –    two donations were made: the first one was a $1 donation from someone who preferred to remain anonymous and the second one was a $53.85 donation from @Faryna (Stan) –thanks guys your support means a LOT to me 🙂 – and watch TV.

As you may know by now I step back and look at things before I react and today as I watched my sister screaming at my parents over the fact that they left the car door open long enough for someone to steal her cellphone I tried to get her to do the same by saying it’s just a cellphone we’ll buy you a new one there are children dying and she spat with more venom than I thought she was capable of I don’t care after which she threw a pillow at me LOL 🙂 Are you apathetic to the problems of the world because you live in a microcosm?