Alive

The effects of Cerebral Palsy (CP) develop during pregnancy or childbirth or shortly thereafter, and caused by an abnormal development of damage to the part of the brain that controls movement. Mine was the result of a stoke at sixteen months old from a heart problem called transposition of the great vessel. When I was …

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ME

I'm sometimes asked if I ever wanted to be anyone else.  My answer is simple.  No.  Oh sure, I would like to have a different body.  One in which the legs worked, anda healthy heart.  I could only imagen what I'd do, or would've done with a healthy body.  It's fun to think about sometimes.  …

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Sign

I believe everything happens for a reason.  Losing most of the use of my legs might benefit my long-term health.  Walking while I was working out might have put more stress on my heart then needs be, and damaged it more then it already is.  When I was younger I used to think of myself …

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Independence

I knew it was going to happen some day, though, I hoped it wouldn't happen until I was well into my 70's.  Slowly and surlely, day by day, because of Cerebral Palsy my legs are failing me.  Not only when I walk, but also standing.  It's more than walking and standing, though, it's independence.  It was an …

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