I have had moments, especially in childhood, where I questioned why I have cerebral palsy. Most days the fact that I have CP doesn’t enter my mind. I take the day as it comes and deal with challenges as they arise. But there are those days, that it sneaks into my mind and I can’t help but wonder, “Why?”. I ask why not from a place of pity or sadness, but from the deep belief that I have a disability for a reason.
The other day my friend posted a piece from her design business. The quote on it has been resonating with me since.
On my 33rd birthday, The Mighty published my first blog post. A few days later it was posted on the Cerebral Palsy Foundation’s Facebook page. A week later it was shared on the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC in Canada and then later by the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.