How friendly is Facebook? Social media connects us, yet Americans are lonelier than ever. In this FB Live video, Nicole Luongo shares statistics + tips on how to stay sane, take control online.
In this What CP Looks Like FB Live interview, disability advocate Nicole Luongo talks about fighting your CP lion with motivational speaker, Matt Rich. Tune in to find out the meaning of cerebral palsy, how to change the way you think about having a disability, why “inspiration porn” may be good for the cause + more!
Disability advocate Nicole Luongo is celebrating Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month by sharing 31 facts for each day of the month about the most common disability in childhood. Show your support by wearing green all month and on March 25, National CP Awareness Day in the United States.
In this What CP Looks Like Facebook Live video, Nicole Luongo discusses cerebral palsy self-care tips. Learn some of the simple things you can do to take better care of yourself or your disability, and download The Mighty’s Self-Care Calendar.
The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) defines physical fitness as “a general state of health that results in your ability to carry out daily tasks without getting too tired.” It wasn’t until I had selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery and became a disability advocate — that I learned the damage (often referred to as “early aging”) spasticity, or abnormal muscle tightness, does to our bodies.
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
Disability advocate Nicole Luongo vlogs about her incredible journey with SDR, a life-changing surgery for cerebral palsy— and how it led to an interview with Special Books by Special Kids.
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
SDR UPDATE – TEN WEEKS POST-OP: Here I am jumping for joy in physical therapy (PT) at Plantation Medical Rehab & Wellness. Although I could jump before the surgery (not sure if I could jump up on a step), I would not have been able to do this three weeks ago due to lack of