It never occurred to that my wheelchair would make me seem different to my peers until I started school
I remember as a child, asking my mother why I couldn’t run. Looking back, this seems funny to my adult brain. I had to be able to walk before I could run and that wasn’t my reality.
I don’t remember moms answer, asking the question has stuck with me all these years and I can not pinpoint why.
you need to walk before you run
When I asked my mother why I could not run it never occurred to my young self that one had to be able to walk before they can run.
cerebral palsy slows you down
The reality is that cerebral palsy slows you down in a physical sense. It is a struggle to keep up with active able-bodied peers.
The early years in school, were a struggle. I was trying to figure out my own physical abilities. While recognizing that keeping up, is almost impossible. My friends understood that I could not keep up with them. At times my would friends would change how they would spend their free time to include me
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