Self Perception

I realized that I related to the world differently then my peers when I was quite young. This isn’t something to cause others to feel sorry for me about, it stems from the fact that my general life experiences are going to differ from my peers. My childhood was filled with appointments and hospitalizations. Appointments for therapy and hospitalizations because of the various bouts of pneumonia that I had as a kid.

My life experiences shape how I relate to the world. I am most comfortable with adults and now people slightly older or those who aren’t absorbed in the appearance of things. It was an uncool thing to hang out with me because of the chair and well the many hospital stays made my peers of childhood somewhat fearful of me, or at least that’s my perception.

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About lifeofthedifferentlyabled

Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook

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