Cerebral Palsy Child
As a kid, not knowing the full spectrum of my disability, I would often ask my mom, “Am I always going to have Cerebral Palsy Child ?” Her response: “Yes, but it can’t get any worse.”Those words have played a prominent role in my life, reminding me that I am in control of cerebral palsy (CP) and not the other way around. Knowing that CP was a non-degenerative disability filled me with optimism.
I could be like all the other “normal” kids in my neighborhood. Even though that would never be the case, I never wanted to be labeled “the kid with the limp.”I usually don’t discuss Cerebral Palsy Child with others unless they ask, but now (March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month) seems like the right time to shed some light on what it is like to grow up with CP.