Have You Seen This Cerebral Palsy News Trend? When an adult or child with CP is featured in the media, the story usually follows a disturbing cerebral palsy news trend: damaging descriptive language. Think about it. How many times have you read a headline describing us as ‘suffering?’ There are countless inspirational articles with this negative
Dating with a disability can be challenging. We all want to find a partner who loves us for our abilities, not our limitations. Due to my own frustrations, I gave a Toastmasters speech about my idea of the perfect man. Get ready to laugh out loud! I’ll Have What She’s Having Have you ever admired someone
I’m an author, poet living with cerebral palsy (CP). When I read this disability poem by Marty Gregoire, who also thrives with CP, — and is the founder of Footsteps of WNY, an organization that provides charitable assistance to individuals with cerebral palsy — it really spoke to me. Benefits of Writing Poetry There are many benefits to
My work as a disability advocate has introduced me to people, opportunities from around the globe. I’m particularly proud to be a member of the first World CP Day Committee. I had the honor of interviewing Robyn Cummins from World CP Day (WCPD), which was founded in 2012, and is now celebrated in 62 countries. Robyn
Cerebral Palsy & SDR I have cerebral palsy (CP) and in 2012, I stumbled across information on Facebook about a life-changing surgery called selective dorsal rhizotomy, or SDR. I’d just turned 39, wondered why I’d never heard about a procedure that could have made me — and my legs — navigate the world much easier.
The Mighty published the article (click here to read it) I wrote in honor of my mom!
Nearly 3.5 years after my surgery, I finally found something worthy of some of my fundraising money: a purple (my favorite color) AeroPilates Reformer Plus purchased on eBay! I’ve heard about the benefits of Pilates, and I’ve wanted to try it. I know it will work my muscles in an entirely different way. Jumping around
My SDR article has been re-published on LyfeBulb! I’m grateful for the opportunity to raise awareness for SDR with another audience. SDR Changes Lives!
My first article has been published by The Good Men Project! Click on the link and comment directly under it (on The Good Men Project’s site, too); this will help a lot. Please share, tweet, etc. to raise awareness for cerebral palsy and SDR. Thank you! <3