“YOU ARE SO SMART”

Omg, how smart you are! When people meet someone with CP, they assume that because our wapping doesn’t look like the “NORMAL” wrapping, we can’t be as intelligent as the next person. One of the things I vow to myself is always to keep learning. For me, it makes me feel like I’m making upContinue reading ““YOU ARE SO SMART””

HOW DO YOU LIVE AN INDEPENDENT LIFE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY?

When you read my blogs, you hear me say that no matter what kind of cerebral palsy you have, each of us has a unique spin on it. As we also know, the cerebral palsy community has a high rate of depression. I know this all too well. My depression brought me to places IContinue reading “HOW DO YOU LIVE AN INDEPENDENT LIFE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY?”

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

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”

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.  Is my body going to feel well enough to get out of bed today?  Is it going to take the whole morning to get ready?  Am IContinue reading “Facing Fear”