More to Cerebral Palsy than meets the eye

Most people hear the words cerebral palsy and think the worst. Their first visual is someone in a wheelchair, but most do not realize, some with cp do not use any time of mobile device. Yes, it is true a lot of individuals use mobile devices.

There is more to cp than meets the eye. Not only do some adults and children not use devices, we are highly intelligent, highly  educated, and very invested in whatever we do.

There is no one case of cp that is identical. Each person with cerebral palsy, is different, in some way.  Most people do not realize there are four types of cp, that it’s not contagious, that it will never get worse. It’s simply a brain injury. Not all children diagnosed with cp is born as an under weight baby. Not all cp is caused from a lack of oxygen, rather, some cases are caused from other underline health conditions, also, severe brain injury. Different parts of the brain is damaged, which, causes different physical and mental problems.  A variety of people with cp struggle with epilepsy, mental health conditions, cognitive impairments, behavioral problems.

We may all be different and have to follow individual treatments but we are no different than someone who does not struggle with cerebral palsy. Everyone has heard the famous saying, dont judge a book by its cover. I’m asking that before you judge someone with different limitations, take time to get to know that person. Us who have this childhood condition are very outgoing, educated, funny like any other person.

Yes, there are over 17 million children and adults that are effected with this childhood disease, who just want to fit in with others who do not struggle.

Author: My cerebral palsy life

I became a writer in 2010, then I pursued an education in health care administration. Working to get a medical coding certificate to add to my professional titles. I and my husband have 2 adult children, 2 dogs. I was a single mother of two for 18 years. I have personal experience in health care as a cna, mental health and raising children with developmental disabilities. I am an advocate for the disabled as I was born with cerebral palsy and have learned to overcome challenges in life. My motto is life lessons are to be teachable, to educate, share our skills and learn to understand others that we encounter on life's journey.

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