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Why I Love My Cerebral Palsy

Around Valentine’s Day I tend to think more about my journey with cerebral palsy and the lessons it has taught me, which have ultimately led me to fall in love with it.

Here are some of the reasons why I love having cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy makes me beautiful. 

From my windswept legs that curve, to the way my swan neck deformity makes my finger in the shape of a swan, to my scars that makes me beautiful in every way.

Cerebral palsy has given me a different perspective of the world.

I have always loved to travel and see the unbelievable sights that places have to offer, but when it comes to having cerebral palsy I have always got to see these sights from a unique perspective.

Cerebral palsy has taught me true strength.

I have faced many challenges and obstacles with cerebral palsy that I never thought I would be able to overcome, but I did with strength and abilities.

Cerebral palsy has allowed me to meet some of the greatest groups of friends.

If it weren’t for my cerebral palsy and the way my life has headed, I wouldn’t have met some of my best friends who have helped me cope with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral palsy has taught me that love does come in many different forms.

When it comes to being on the journey to finding love, cerebral palsy has shown me that love comes in many different forms and it’s a beautiful thing.

Cerebral palsy has given me a story to tell.

Going out in society with cerebral palsy has always given me a story to tell. When people ask me how did I end up in a wheelchair, I could educate them on what it is like to have cerebral palsy and also teach others what they could do to make society better, bring more awareness to acceptance and inclusion.

Cerebral palsy has given me motivation.

Having cerebral palsy has always given me the motivation I need to be a better advocate, author, radio show personality but mostly a better person.

Truly, having cerebral palsy has been quite the journey full of many ups and downs but, I’m extremely thankful for it and the many lessons it has taught me about life and embracing it. And that’s why I will always be in love with my cerebral palsy — today, tomorrow and every day.

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