March 1, 2020

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March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, yet not enough people know it is. I'm challenging you to tell one person each day about CP Awareness Month. That will be 31 more people who are aware, which will be awesome, won't it?

Don't forget to use Cerebral Palsy hashtags to tell us what you're doing to raise awareness! You can use these and lots more: #CerebralPalsy #CP #CerebralPalsyAwareness #Disabi...

January 15, 2020

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Happy New Year everyone! Have you made a New Year's resolution this year? Today I'm introducing Emma, who is a blogger at Rock for Disability. Emma has written a fantastic blog post about the different mobility aids she uses.

Thank you, Emma. Over to you...

Hello, my name is Emma Purcell, I’m 26 years old and live in Alton, Hampshire. I have quadriplegic cerebral palsy and registered blind. I’m the...

September 5, 2019

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You don't expect your body to be your enemy when you're in your 20s, do you? When you grow up with a disability like Cerebral Palsy, it suddenly dawns on you that you might not be able to do the things that you can remember doing quite easily when you were younger... It can feel like you have been hit by a ton of bricks!

The sudden realisation that you may not have use of the limbs that you rely on...

April 27, 2019

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Throughout my life I have had people telling me that I can't do things, and I'm sick of it! Yes, I can't do some things, and I admit that, but don't tell me I can't. "You'll mess it up" and "you might make it worse than it already is" are some of the things that people say to me. It really pees me off when they say things like this because most of the time they don't even let me try! 

Some people l...

December 30, 2018

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On the 29th of December (yesterday), my dad introduced me to silicone straws. He had been talking about getting some for me to try for ages. I have to say, I was quite surprised about how well they worked for me - I was also glad that I can use them because of all the hoo-ha about plastic straws and the environment, etc. As I'm sure you are aware, at this moment, I and many other people with disab...

October 24, 2018

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Do you enjoy reading? Most people would think that every person who likes to write likes to read as well, right? Well, pretty much all of my life, I haven't liked reading at all; voluntarily, I think I have only "read" about three full adult books. On numerous occasions I have read a few pages and then stopped for a 'little break', but never carried on reading them. I think this is partly because...

October 18, 2018

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Do I suffer from Cerebral Palsy? I think not! The only thing that I suffer from is frustration when other people suffer from ignorance... Although I do not suffer from my disability, in effect, I do suffer from the pain I have, whether that is due to my muscles fighting against one another, or something else. 

Whatever disability a person may have, I'm sure most disabled people dislike being referr...

October 4, 2018

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It's World CP Day on the 6th of October. In honorof Wold Cerebral Palsy Day, I created a poster to put up around my college to raise more awareness. On CP Day, you wear green. Why Wear Green? Thousands of people wear green on the October the 6th each year to support Cerebral Palsy awareness. Did you know that more boys are diagnosed with CP than girls? 


Cerebral Palsy can manifest in lots of diffe...

August 14, 2018

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Hi everyone, I hope you are well. Today I am going to talk about why I chose not to carry on trying different medications to try and dampen down my involuntary movements. I'm not saying that these types of medication won't benefit other people, but I didn't want to carry on taking medication. Some people may have different opinions on this topic, but these are my own. 

A few years ago I was referre...

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