For some this blog post may sound like a repeat, however, I have expanded my resources and want to address my new audience.
For people visiting this page for the first time, my blog states living with cerebral palsy, however, it goes beyond cerebral palsy, as a matter of fact, I try to address the disabled community in general. Those of us disabled or as I like to say, who are not abled bodied individuals, we are made up of a community that needs or should stick together.
I want to share with all who is reading this, I want to encourage you weather you have cerebral palsy or not, you may struggle with some other disablity, I encourage you to join me in my journey that i want to share with you in this blog. We will explore more than just living with a disability, rather, I want to take you on a journey to explore various obsticals that we in the community encounter, possibly, have in common and struggle with daily.
Everyone of us is different, unique, talented, skilled, gifted and at the same time we all deal with skeletons behind close doors. This blog is about getting real and talking about real topics and harsh realities that we face daily. I want to explore with you through my knowledge, experience and education how we all deal with identical issues. For example to name a few, we will discover that there is a common link that connects disabilities with anxiety, mental health issues, depression, biploar, ADD, ODD, PTSD. What are ways you deal with problems? I want to share mine with you. It may be small things to others but big problems to us with limitations things like not being ambulatory, non-verbral rather communicating with a device, using a walker, wheelchair to get around, doing stuff with one hand.
I want to tell you more than my story, I want you to see I struggle to but, I am here to help you, not judge you or tell anyone what to do, but, to support you, my audience, the non-able bodied community, in anyway, I can through this blog, by providing resources and education along with helpful materials. Mostly through my experience as being a cerebral palsy adult who has overcome a bunch of limitations and obsticles. I am also a mother with a Bachlors of Science in Health care administaration, a licensed personal care attendant, I raised two boys whom struggle with bipolar and austium whom are now grown. In my line of work I worked with the elderly, down syndrome, mental health problem, a variety of different awesome individuals. In the blog posts I want to explore with you how I overcame and still do obsticles that I deal with daily, such as doing stuff with one hand. I was born with hemoplegia type CP, a seizure disorder, my left side is effected, I can walk, but my hips are 1/2 inch off from each other which effects my posture. I take medication to control my seizure disorder along with shock therapy with the VNS machine (the vegas nerve stimulator machine). I tend to fight with anxiety, depression, diabeties, back pain from scoliosis just to name a few. I tell you this so you can see I struggle like anyone else. I invite you to come on my journey with me and alow me to help you, support you in anyway possible. I encourage you to read the posts prior to this one that I have written. May you be encouraged, blessed and enjoy the blogs I post. Feel free to reach out to me via the email from the page.