The people who have been advising lifeofthedifferentlyabled about her blog have told her that she needs to give a face and a name to her blog so I am going to introduce you to her.
Her name is Laura Forde and she is twenty four years old. She was born very prematurely (almost twenty three weeks gestation and weighing 1lbs 3oz or 530g) and has spent her entire life in a wheelchair. She has spent a somewhat isolated childhood because people do not know how to interact with difference. She has grown into a spunky and determined adult. She graduated highschool as an Ontario Scholar (something we never dreamed would happen) and then she went to Conestoga College here in Ontario where she got her diploma in Office Administration Executive. As Laura advanced in her school years she became more independent in her ability to do the school work. In her high school years (while still involved with Easter Seals) Laura was nominated for a Woman of the Year award which she won in the youth category. Laura is an outgoing and social young woman. She is kind and has a great sense of humour. Now you have met her.
Update from October 2011 From Laura herself
I am looking to start speaking more about my life with cerebral palsy. click here to learn more