How to be a Cerebral Palsy Advocate with Richelle Heath
It’s March Madness! I can’t think of a better way to kick off Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month than by talking about advocacy with my friend, Richelle Heath. We met five years ago after a friend encouraged her to join Facebook. Feeling alone, she decided to use social media to connect with others like her. Now, she’s a beloved, well-known advocate in the cerebral palsy community. In this What CP Looks Like FB Live interview, Richelle shares how she became a cerebral palsy advocate — thanks to Facebook!
You’ll hear about things like…
- What being a cerebral palsy advocate means to her
- The debilitating accident that left her unable to work
- How she fought — and won — her Social Security Disability case after a five-year battle
- The challenges, rewards + dark side of advocacy work
In addition, we talked about why it’s important for parents, people with cerebral palsy — and other disabilities — to advocate for their child or for themselves. Richelle’s motto is never give up, speak up!
Check out the interview below:
Links from the Interview
Learn about Richelle’s CP t-shirt campaign over at CP Dream Team.
Inquiring minds want to know: How do you advocate for Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month? Share some of the things you’re doing in your community, on social media, etc. Let’s get the word out about the most common childhood disability.
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