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That’s right, you read the title correctly. I have debated whether or not I would post the original article I wrote for She Knows Media on my site. I decided to just go ahead and share it. Often times people question whether I have Cerebral Palsy because I don’t look like other people that they see with this disability.
Every case is different. Just because we have the same type of CP doesn’t mean that our symptoms will be the same. I have Spastic Diplegia CP, it mostly affects the left side of my body. Others with with SD CP may have impairments with their legs or arms, it really depends.
So if you’ve followed me on instagram you will notice that I am back in physical therapy. No, nothing happened but I needed to go because my muscles are extremely tight. Being in therapy three days a week, you meet people and talk with others about why you’re there. My life with Cerebral Palsy has been the topic of discussion lately. There is a fire fighter there who has a son with Spastic Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy, all of his limbs are affected. We talk about treatments, surgeries, therapies and life. One things that sticks out is him saying he never knew anyone else with CP, so knowing that there is hope for his son makes him proud. Since hearing that I decided to share the article I wrote.
CP gives me hope, it makes me unique. I’ve had to learn how to walk again so many times. Surgery after surgery, doctors visits, therapy sessions but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Going through all that made me who I am. Each day I live I will share my story and encourage others to keep going.
Cerebral Palsy really is my SUPER POWER!!