learning of cerebral palsy later in life

I have always known of my cerebral palsy and I feel blessed by this, I know of people who for one reason or another find out about their CP later in life. This still shocks me, here’s why. I am of the opinion that despite how mild one’s cerebral palsy is, how ‘invisible’ it may be – it shapes one’s life experience.

I admit I understand the need as a parent to ensure your child leads as normal a life as possible and if the cp is that mild that its effects are perhaps simply a limb or maybe a tight arm or leg. I could understand wanting the sense of inclusiveness that every parent dreamed for their child. Sure, knowing cerebral palsy is a real change those dreams but they do just that, change them not shatter them.
So when I think of my life as much as cerebral palsy, it is a part of me and I simply can’t imagine not knowing a part of myself until later in life.

When did you learn of your cerebral palsy was it something you have always known of or did you learn about it later in life?

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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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2 Responses to learning of cerebral palsy later in life

  1. SHAWN CRUTCH says:

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  2. Crip Video says:

    I’v known I’v had CP since I was 3. I find it odd that parents would conceal a diagnosis.

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