• Disability Poem Shatters Perceptions in a Powerful Way

    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

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  • FB Live Interview: Robyn Cummins from World CP Day

    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

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  • My Journey from SDR to Special Books by Special Kids

    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

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  • Kelly’s Choice Radio Show Interview

    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

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  • SDR Update: Pilates and Physical Therapy

    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

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  • The White House’s Response to My E-mail 

    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

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