Heres why living with cerebral palsy is awesome

When I think about my life and the impact of having cerebral palsy I have been asked if I could take a magic pill or something and be cured of my cerebral palsy and honestly the answer was if I could be cured I wouldn’t be happy,

I know that may seem strange but true to say that but I don’t know life with out cerebral palsy being a part of it. So I don’t honestly know what I would do without spasticity for example. I have been giving many opportunities because of it. The one cool one was my trip to disney world in florida for the day when I was ten.
Ellen from love that max said something that struck me:

Cerebral palsy can be different every day.
When Max is cold, his muscle tend to be more stiff, exactly why he should be regularly vacationing in tropical islands. When he’s excited or nervous, his muscles also tense up. I used to wonder whether it hurt him until he was finally able to express to me whether or not something pains him and so far, so good, although muscle aches can be an issue for kids and adults with CP.

sure it can be frustrating and sometimes annoying to deal with the tight muscle but remember Max and I and everyone else with cerebral palsy don’t know any other way of life. I don;t find myself longing for things I have no frame of reference for like in my case walking independently without some form of support. although i am not going to lie vacation on a tropical island right about now sounds nice.growing up in Canada I live a snow filled climate to the point that the world’s stereotype is that Canadians live in igloos. Sure we don’t live in igloos but the cold climate does make it fun in the winter to put it mildly.
But I feel like I have met some like mind people with cerebral palsy because of the shared experiences of living with it. It is amazing to me how much shared experiences like disability can bring a bunch of people together.

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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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3 Responses to Heres why living with cerebral palsy is awesome

  1. Elliot Felde says:

    I agree. I wouldn’t give up having CP.

  2. Gena says:

    I have to admmit that I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like without CP… but it has helped make me who I am today… a strong individual that deals with things differently.
    One thing I am finding as I get older, is my energy level decreases more easily…

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