As most of you know, I have a condition called Cerebral Palsy (CP) caused by brain trauma during my premature birth. What I bet most of y’all don’t know is that March is CP Awareness Month.
Cerebral Palsy affects 10,000 babies per year and is the most commonly diagnosed childhood motor disability in the United States.
I only speak from personal experience but I can say that even with a mild case, CP can still kick your butt sometimes.
I had two surgeries last year to help realign my flat/club foot that was caused by my CP… and it’s still not as good as I’d like it to be. My entire right legs muscles are so tight, and I think I’ll need a few more surgeries to fix them.
CP also gives me energy and pain problems (may be something else, pending dx), and affects my eyesight. My eyes shake with something called nystagmus, and I am also nearsighted due to my CP related brain damage.
I’ve pretty much covered my CP story, but if you’d like to know more, you can comment or reach out to me using the Contact page. I’m an open book, and nothing’s off limits, so if you have questions ask. I’d much rather you offend me or ask me something a little personal and let me educate you on how it works and how to properly ask those questions, than be wrong and assume your whole life.