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Owning your truth and living authentically

Paul was born with Cerebral Palsy. His mother was told he would never be able to walk. Growing up Paul was bullied and told he couldn’t do many things due to his Cerebral Palsy or lack of ability or intelligence. Paul had big goals and big dreams but he was ashamed. He was sad and angry all the time. It wasn’t until his coach believed in him that Paul was able to start believing in himself. He wanted to hide the fact that he had Cerebral Palsy but it wasn’t until Paul began accepting himself, loving himself, and owning his truth that he was able to become successful and make his dreams a reality. Paul’s story is important because it illustrates how important our words are and how 1 person believing in you can make all the difference.

Listen to today’s podcast episode to hear Paul’s inspiring story.


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104. Owning Your Truth and Living Authentically - AccordingtoDes

Hello and welcome to my podcast, The Wellness Project with Des. On today’s episode, I speak with Paul Forchione about being born with cerebral palsy.  I’m Desiree, a Mental Health Therapist that is passionate about helping people improve their mental health and live a healthy and fulfilled life. One way I do this is by […]
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Hi everyone, I am new on here but my name is Yasmin Denehy and I have cerebral palsy (mild spastic diplegia). I have started to write a blog about living with CP. yasmindenehy.home.blog
I thought I would share it in case it helps anyone else or others feel they can relate #cerebral palsy #CerebralPalsyAwareness #gograblife #Goforit


What is one very trivial activity which most people take for granted, but can be very difficult for you because of #CerebralPalsy ?

(I posted mine as a comment because of the character limit.)

I thought of this while trying to hook my necklace, which took a few seconds (vs a non-CP person who would literally need just a second or less to do the same thing). I came up with this because my CP is mild, so a lot of people don’t realize how it affects me. They’re probably like ‘Oh okay, she has CP which is some kind of muscle problem, but she looks fine.’

With World CP Day coming up, I thought of compiling a list of some of these activities to give people a glimpse of the daily CP life.