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.
“I have not been handicapped by my condition. I am physically challenged and differently able.” – Janet Barnes
It’s 1 : 42 PM on day 1479 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, go back to bed, read Proverbs 17, publish my Disability of the Day feature, stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, feed myself peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast and work on my upcoming campaign.
NEVER give up – having the physical challenges that I have I figured out that as long as I didn’t quit I could do almost anything I set my mind to (sometimes I am unable to do things the way I pictured and when that happens I find other ways to do the exact same thing)
All of us are more alike than we different – over the course of my life I’ve been fortunate enough to meet all sort of people and all of them have taught me that we are more alike than we different in that underneath all our labels all of us just want to know that we matter and that we are heard and understood
There’s no shame in asking for help – on a day-to-day basis I need help from the moment I wake up to the time I go to sleep there was a time when I used to feel really bad about it but I have come to realize that all of us (differently-abled or not) need help throughout our lives
All problems are opportunities in disguise. Every problem is a prospective opportunity”- M.V.Hansen & R.Allen
It’s 12 : 02 PM on day 1115 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, feed myself boiled egg and All Bran Flakes for breakfast, read 2 Samuel 18, publish my Disability of the Day feature and tweet and Facebook about my campaign – nobody donated so far today either 13 days to go.
As you may or may not know today is World Cerebral Palsy Day living with Cerebral Palsy is frustrating you know what you want to do and you know how to do it (in theory) but when it comes to execution of the desired movement it’s like there’s a disconnect between your brain and your body parts, having said that, Cerebral Palsy has taught me perseverance, acceptance and empathy and for that I will always be grateful. Do you find opportunities in every “problem”?
“You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.”― Oscar Pistorius
It’s 12 : 20 PM on day 722 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast, drink hot chocolate by myself, prepare and publish my Disability of the Day feature and practice typing with both hands.