Category Archives: Physical therapy

Look At Me…

This story was originally posted on United Cerebral Palsy’s national website a few months back.  They asked me to describe what it was like being poster child when I was young.  They encouraged me, to be honest.  I appreciate them … Continue reading

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Whatever It Takes

  How long does it take to fulfill a lifelong dream?  For me, it was eleven hours fifty-seven minutes and twenty-nine seconds. It started when I was a little kid, back when I was a fan of “Charlie’s Angels” and … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s a Sign

According to a story on Yahoo news, about a month ago New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that will update the logo on signs designating spaces for people with disabilities and remove the word “handicapped” from them as … Continue reading

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They Should Have Let Her Swim

It wasn’t just a day to celebrate, but also to remember; a day to look back and reflect on how far our nation had come.  Several days ago marked the fiftieth anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech.  On … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

Her brown eyes clouded in confusion, and when she spoke, it was a bit too brightly. “REALLY???  Good for you!  Bless your heart!” During her second shift on the job, a new caregiver asked me if I had gone to … Continue reading

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More Than A Million Bucks

Thousands were there for the challenge.  Every year rookies and running enthusiasts, as well as some of the world’s finest athletes, participate in the Boston Marathon.  Both physically and mentally grueling, every person, I’m sure, has a unique story as … Continue reading

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Sometimes “Cruelty” is Kind

When I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at eighteen months of age, my family embarked on a whole new world.  This strange new place was one where my parents had never been before.  “Disability” became part of their everyday vocabulary, … Continue reading

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