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Cerebral Palsy Overcomer

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

Chelsea

Cerebral Palsy Overcomer Story

I'm a few days late on CP Awareness Day (March 28th) but I finally reached a point in my life where I feel like I am proud of who I am. Every year I wear green in the month of March to support others who have Cerebral Palsy. Most of my friends and family know my story, but it wasn't until this year and reading the inspiring stories of other individuals from @yoocandoanything that I thought to share my own.

I am an overcomer

For those who may not know, CP primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. Every person's CP case is different and the signs can vary from person to person. For my case specifically, I was blessed because I was born with a mild form of spastic diplegia which mainly affects my legs. If I was honest, there are still days I struggle especially with normal everyday tasks like walking for long periods of time or going through multiple pairs of shoes each month. But despite all of this I've had to remember I am an overcomer.

Thanks @yoocandoanything

Whatever struggles I have it will only make me stronger. And because of that, I know ultimately it's not my story, but what God has done through me. One of my favorite things to do with my family is hiking to new places. This year I've been really pushing myself to learn new activities out of my comfort zone, things I'm trying to teach myself right now are swimming and skateboarding. 

But again thanks to @yoocandoanything for creating a community of people who are so inspiring. And although March is over, take the time to appreciate your legs today. 💚

Follow my journey on Instagram @_chelsters

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