Sometimes, people feel sorry for me. They pity my Mum and Dad. That's hard for them! They love me and they are so proud of me - but people pity them. My cerebral pasly (and my vision impairment and my cancer) makes things more difficult for them, but it never made them love me less... It just makes them work harder.
March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. This is big deal to me, because I have cerebral palsy.
So many people love me... and they don't even really see my cerebral palsy! Those people are truely beautiful! I love them all!
So many people celebrate each of my achievements - even if they happen much later than "other kids" would have done them. By looking at my achievements, we can move forward and set bigger goals!
There have been lots of inspiring pictures posted online- leadng up to Cerebral Palsy Day (March 25th). Here are a few of them. Some we got from Charisse's facebook page. The first two boys are the Long Brothers. One brother has cerebral palsy. The Long Brothers won Sports Illustrated Sports Kid of the Year! They enter triathlons together! Wow! (No pressure, Charlotte!)
Daniel (picture below, in a wheelchair - with cerebral palsy) and his brother speak at schools, teaching kids to save the orangutans! (No pressure, Charlotte!)
Even though my therapy sometimes hurts... even though my muscles sometimes tighten up... even though I have trouble holding my head up - I know I'm lucky! My Mum and Dad love me so much - and they do so much to help me. They listen to my therapists and they make me do my exercises! But, they also listen to me - and they fight for me and what I need. That's the best thing they could ever do for me! (CL)
March 25th is Cerebral Palsy Day... Wear green to show support!