Friday, March 22, 2013

National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day 2013

It is official! March 25th 2013 has been designated by the US Congress as National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Thanks to Cynthia Frisina Gray, co-founder of the Reaching For The Stars Foundation for her unrelenting efforts to see this through!
I think this is a good start for bigger things to come and it might make people  more aware of people with disabilities, but what does it really mean? Would it make C.P.ers feel better to be recognize as part of society for just one day of a year?  I would rather be seen as a person just as everyone else in the everyday world, because I think that I and many others C.P.ers take part in society on a daily bases.
Here I go again, having one of gimp world images.  Maybe in the near future, National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day could be celebrated with ceremony that would recognize  the accomplishments of both C.P.ers and non-C.P.ers for their contributions in Cerebral Palsy community.