SEE THE PERSON NOT THE DISABITY

“Bringing out the authentic MarieW.O.W.C.P.” was my first blog post all about how I dealt with my cerebral palsy in life. Still, as you know, when having a disability, cerebral palsy, or something else, that disability is only a tiny part of who you are.  I’m trying to write about how you are much moreContinue reading “SEE THE PERSON NOT THE DISABITY”

CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK

Sometimes I describe cerebral palsy as being a bad Christmas or birthday wrapping job. The one left in the corner because the wrapping job isn’t as pretty as the rest of the gifts. The thing is that you will never know what is under the wrapping if you don’t open it. Even if you openContinue reading “CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK”

A FEW GOOD HELPING HANDS PT ONE

The word independent is a significant word to some with cerebral palsy. The slogan of the community is “Life Without Limits.” The word and the slogan for a person with cerebral palsy and their loved ones becomes the ultimate goal is to have some kind of independence in our lives. There are four main classificationsContinue reading “A FEW GOOD HELPING HANDS PT ONE”

UNDERSTANDING HOW MY LABELS EMPOWER ME

Every culture, disability, and illness have their pride day.For the most part, in today’s media as something important to the people who are a part of them. To see these representations must give these communities so much pride to show that something that is a part of them gets recognition. As a person that triesContinue reading “UNDERSTANDING HOW MY LABELS EMPOWER ME”

HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PART 1

Summer of 2021 is coming to an end. I had a great summer. One of the things I worked very hard on was my weight.  I started at the end of May. Now, it’s the end of September, and I am down almost 15lb.  I have been walking just about every day; I also haveContinue reading “HEALTHY WEIGHT EQUALS MORE INDEPENDENCE PART 1”

NEVER GIVE UP

Today I woke up feeling like I wanted to give up on myself. This is one of many downsides of having cerebral palsy – for me, at least.  People with cerebral palsy know it takes 3-5 times more energy to do the simplest tasks. (For example, putting our socks and shoes on just about mostContinue reading “NEVER GIVE UP”

A Year of Independence

It’s nighttime at my place. I look around and start to feel a mix of emotions. Having a disability such as cerebral palsy, you can only hope one day you have enough independence in your life that you can live on your own in some way. This has been my dream for so many years.Continue reading “A Year of Independence”

Facing Fear

Facing fear in the face, that’s my life. When you have a disability, you have to face fear head-on every day, wondering what the day ahead will bring.  So yes, when you have cerebral palsy, you struggle with the simple things in life, the things that able-body people take for granted. I will never wishContinue reading “Facing Fear”

BRING OUT THE AUTHENTIC MARIE W.O.W.C.P

Here we go; this is my first blog of being authentic, living my life as honest as I can be, simple as I can be with cerebral palsy. I acted bravely on the outside, but I felt so scared inside more than anyone knew and more than I knew.  To escape the reality of myContinue reading “BRING OUT THE AUTHENTIC MARIE W.O.W.C.P”