Fri 28 Jul 2023


Earlier this year, we started a Keeping It Real Q&A series on Instagram stories to engage with our followers — people with cerebral palsy, parents and caregivers of people with cerebral palsy, and other disabled allies. Keep scrolling to learn more about collective experience that people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities shared in a recent Q&A.

What has cerebral palsy taught you?”

“CP has taught me to be resilient as well as adaptable in all aspects of my life, and it's nothing to be ashamed of. CP does not define me. I define it and what it means for me in my life.”

“To be disciplined in all that I do and never give up.” 

“That rest is a productive activity!”

"I love myself regardless of my CP. I would never let it define me as a person. I've grown to love my CP because it makes me different regardless of what people think.”

“Having CP since birth has taught me to be courageous, resilient, and to live and appreciate life to the fullest.”

Follow us on Instagram @researchforcp and keep an eye on our stories for our next Q&A during Disability Pride Month!

These responses are part of KEEPING IT REAL — a series of personal stories that will take you deeper into the lives of people with CP. Each person makes different choices based on what works for them, and we’ll showcase that — highlighting what life is like for them on a daily basis, what they care about, and the ways CP impacts them. 

The KEEPING IT REAL blog is intended solely to raise awareness about the varied human experience with cerebral palsy and shouldn't be read or construed to contain any medical advice or medical endorsement by Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation. Only you and your doctor know what's best for you. Please consult your doctor for medical advice.

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