This is one of many emails I receive from students and educators to share my view about living as a person with a disability.
What do you talk about in your motivational speeches?
tell stories from my life, a lot of is related to living as a person
with a disability but really they can relate to everyone. We all have
challenges in life, but I want to show people there is always a way to
get over them. If one way is not work try another, it is okay to ask
for help. I also talk about find your passion in life, because they
become asks of kindness that can change our world for the better. Even
the smallest can change a life for the good.
How do you communicate in different ways?
biggest one is my art, I do a lot of social media to keep up with
disability topics and to put my thoughts out for people to think about.
I really am not one to talk about my daily life on it, but put out a
lot of my art and things that I feel passionate about. I feel like
social media has open a new world of communication for the disabled
How has cerebral palsy affected your life? How do you express yourself?
CP is just about doing things differently, I can do what ever I want
just with twist. It is a life style that chose me, it might take longer
to do things but I get them done. If might take me twice as long to
have a conversation in the end my thoughts may be valuable then others.
What is your belief about cerebral palsy?
still feel that I do have CP, but it does not control me. It does
present more challenges in life, but CP is just part of my personality
and help lead me down the path I am taking in life. I have never asked
why I have CP, or if there was a way to fixed it. Once I was visiting a
school and a student asked me the magic pill question to take away my
CP. I replied, I would not take it because having CP is only way of
life I know. To take away my CP would be like dropping off to live on