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
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. Applying for SDR At
The Mighty published the article (click here to read it) I wrote in honor of my mom!
I will be on Kelly’s Choice Radio Show (click on the link to listen) with Edwina Wilson on today, March 3, from 2-3 p.m. EST discussing Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, SDR, What CP Looks Like and more! I’m honored to be on the show two years in a row. Let’s Talk Cerebral Palsy on Love860AMWAEC! Click listen
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
I wrote to President Obama about my SDR story, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and more! This arrived in the mail today. Wow, I never expected to get a response! I asked POTUS to wear green on National CP Awareness Day, March 25 and to send me a picture so I can post it on my