Skating on the Frozen Pond

One of my earliest school memories was the field trips to the local ice rink where my classmates would spend the day skating. I was allowed on the ice in my wheelchair. As much as I enjoyed being pushed around on the ice, despite being included I still felt vastly different.

I was then offered the chance to go on the ice with a walker and my boots the closest thing to skating the way that my peers do, that I could get. I have to say, I didn’t like it.

Another option available to me was a sledge. It is the equipment used by the paralympic hockey team. And although it allows people with good upper body strength freedom on the ice, I didn’t like it. I felt I couldn’t get going as fast as I would of liked.

 Skating on the Frozen Pond
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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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