For Dexter, we want to increase awareness of cerebral palsy.
The other day, Lenice took Dexter and his sister to the shops.
They weren't our local shops... but they were in our area.
Dexter was stared at.
And the stares kept coming and kept coming.
People were gaping and staring...
and loudly commenting.
In the end, Lenice had to leave.
The stares may have been because of the purple casts...
or the stares could have been because of Dexter's cerebral palsy.
Either way, they made Lenice so uncomfortable she had to go.
If everyone was comfortable with cerebral palsy,
Dexter might not be stared...
If everyone knew about cerebral palsy,
people might see Dexter... not his disability.
When Dexter's brain damage was detected,
I promised him I would step up to the plate
and do whatever it was he needed...
whatever would make things easier for him.
One way to smooth his path in life,
is to increase awareness of cerebral palsy.
Honestly, I googled 'cerebral palsy'
when Dexter's brain damage was found...
when they said he'd no doubt end up with cerebral palsy.
I've learned a lot since then... and have a lot to learn still.
So, this month, expect a few cerebral palsy posts
as we delve a little into Dexter's world.
Dexter is much, much more
than his cerebral palsy,
but... if we can't see past
the cerebral palsy,
we will never see Dexter.
And, I want the world to see Dexter,
because that little boy is just incredible.
I'll link in a lot of earlier cerebral palsy posts this month.
Here's the Do You Have A Question post.
We'd be happy to try to answer
any other questions about cerebral palsy and Dexter - just ask.
(Raising awareness of cerebral palsy)