March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and I decided that I would talk more about my life with CP since quite a few of you have asked about it. I was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy at the age of 2. The doctors and my parents noticed that something just wasn’t quite right, my development was delayed. Usually by the time a child turns two they are walking, well it comes to me, I was just crawling. This took a toll on my parents, they were informed that they have a special needs child.
The doctors told them I would never walk or attend regular school ( I did both!) They even suggested getting me fit for a new stroller and a wheelchair. God had another plan and I’m thankful for that plan. I was later admitted to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children (used to be called Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children.) I spent so much time there I knew the nurses and cafeteria staff by name.
As a promise to myself and my willingness to share more, I am going to be talking more about my life with Cerebral Palsy, the things I have gone through, the hurdles I’ve had to jump and how I live my life to speak for others that don’t have a voice.
Check out the article I did for She Knows Media, I truly believe Cerebral Palsy is my Superpower!