My roommate, Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is the forgotten disability. Cancer is ruling everything – marketing and research. CP is the most common physical disability in childhood. It is caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain that control muscle movements.  The majority of children with cerebral palsy are born with it, although it may not be detected until months or years later.  CP can not be cured but it can be treated with physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, drugs to control seizures, relax muscle spasms, and alleviate pain; surgery to correct anatomical abnormalities or release tight muscles; braces and other orthotic devices; wheelchairs and rolling walkers; and communication aids such as computers with attached voice synthesizers.

While the Pope was visiting the US, he blessed a majority of children. And those children always had CP. I cheered and applauded. So glad CP was well represented.

CP lives with me. It is an interesting roommate. Because of IT, I am known to do stuff differently.

I think and know my main reason of being a participant on earth is to spread awareness and educate about Cerebral Palsy.

 

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2 thoughts on “My roommate, Cerebral Palsy

  1. Kim, What a wonderful article you have written! You are definitely a advocate in so many ways. I haven’t thought of CP as your roommate, what a great way to describe your disability. I think your a great human being who has daily challenges. You are tough and you face those obstacles straight on. You ride a scooter where I may walk. You have difficulty with your speech. I have difficulty with the ringing in my ears. You are disabled due to people not helping the disabled have and find a job. You work all the time, but it is for free advocacy. You are the same as I but you face different and more difficult daily challenges. I’m glad to call you a friend! You are wonderfully made by God😀

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