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I Have Cerebral Palsy

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    Hi! I am a registered nurse with cerebral palsy and I was reading through many of these stories and I just wanted to 1. Share my own story 2. offer some advice for seeking pain...
    bandgeektc bandgeektc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    A Not-so-normal Outlook - I've seen many groups on here with wonderful stories and so many shared experiences; I suppose it's time to share mine.  I am a teen with cerebral...
    cplamb04 cplamb04 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    My Life With Cerebral Palsy - I was born with Cerebral Palsy. It's in my left leg. I walk with a limp. I have a walker I use whenever my back or my legs hurts. On some days they...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response Sep 2, 2012

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    Cerebral Palsy Depression - I have been living with cerebral palsy for my entire life. What other people take for granted, I have to make an effort for. I can't ride a bike, get...
    1988lk 1988lk 26-30 4 Responses Jul 31, 2013

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    I Think More Disabled People Should Speak For Themselves - It is surprising to me that more disabled people do not comment on the fact that the vast majority of published experts...
    jamesmacdonald777 jamesmacdonald777 51-55 Aug 21, 2013

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    Hemipeligia Cp - Hey, I am 26 and have had cerebral palsy all my life.  CP only affects one side of my body (right) so I am still able to do what the "normal" folk...
    jlynnaz jlynnaz 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 17, 2008

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    First Love - When I was fifteen I was going out with a girl called Angela she wasn't my first girlfriend, but I think she was the first girl I ever really loved. We went steady...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 19 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    I Have Mild Cerebral Palsy. - Well i'm a 17 year old girl. I was born at 6 months. 1 lb .08 ounces. Probably about the size of a soda can. Anyway, I was born with Mild CP. My legs...
    Niyah6 Niyah6 16-17, F 4 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    My Moderate Cerebral Palsy - I was born at 1 lb 10 ounces. You might say "wow". Yup, I was the size of a soda can. I take physical therapy now and it's helping. I might have to use...
    Oscarrios570 Oscarrios570 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    Spasms: I have had severe spasms for the last two days. I wish it would stop!
    DisabledBoy DisabledBoy 18-21, M Jan 27

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    Hello my name is Nate i was born 16 weeks early weighed 1lb and 14oz, i have very mild CP i walk with a limp in my left leg and i also have a stutter, i have learned through out my...
    NateDogg00 NateDogg00 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I Communicate Differently, But Please Communicate - Like many people with cerebral palsy I use a wheelchair for mobility. My condition also affects my ability to speak and so I...
    HollieRgirl HollieRgirl 18-21, F 23 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    It's very mild, but it's still pretty bad. The thing I dislike most is my speech. I know myself that I have a slight lisp and I slur my words a lot. No matter how aware I am of...
    RoyalGoldx RoyalGoldx 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I've lived with this my entire life. My mom told me the story about my birth and how my umbilical cord was wrapped around my neck and how my legs where up around my head, my feet...
    PitchDaffy PitchDaffy 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Mild, But It's Still There.. - Let's see. Long story short, my birth wasn't perfect. As I've been told, my doctor did not listen to my mom when she said she felt something was...
    Kaskyla Kaskyla 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Cerebral Palsy isn't a disease or illness, it's a neurological condition resulting at birth. My brain sends out wrong messages to the muscles, causing uncontrollable muscle...
    PixieLeah PixieLeah 41-45 2 Responses Apr 3

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    About Myself - My name is Jonathan Craft. I am handicapped. I have what they call CP which is cerebral palsy. Which really means that they don't know how much of my disease will...
    joncraft84 joncraft84 26-30 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    Hi All - After reading the stories and comments of several of you here, I have been inspired to post mine.  I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy around the time I was one year...
    traeder traeder 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Cerebral Palsy + Bullying - As a kid, I knew right away I was not normal. I couldn't do all the things the other kids could. I got teased, beat up, bullied, and to make it worse...
    latinounico latinounico 22-25, M 7 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Grandma Helped Me Be Who I Am Today - (gonna start from beginning and work through my life with grandma, I called her mommom) I was diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy in my first...
    peacelover927 peacelover927 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Cerebral Palsy A Bit More Of A Psychological Struggle With Age - Hello all, I am a 32 year old guy that was diagnosed with CP as a toddler. I was born six weeks premature and...
    matrixx515 matrixx515 31-35, M 7 Responses Jun 23, 2012

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    I Have Cp - i never tell people, in fact if your reading this you'd be the first. i have always thought of "CP" as a curse thay i never deserved. i have cried myself...
    shadowx shadowx 18-21 3 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    I was born with Mild Cerebral Palsy
    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Proud Cp Woman Here - Yes I do. The medical term for my type is 'Spastic Ataxic Quadriplegic'. This means I have tight muscles, lack balance and all four limbs are affected. I use...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 69 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    I have spastic diplegia and i share my story and struggles on my page at "I feel like I dont fit in anywhere" so feel free to check it out:)
    livelaughlovegs livelaughlovegs 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    I Have Cp. Cp Does Not Have Me. - This was originally posted on my EP blog. Since my EP blog is set for friends only, I wanted to also share my story here so I can communicate with...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2010

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    BORN With Cerebral Palsy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - I was born with cp(cerebral palsy).  I have good days and bad days.  I have accept my disability.  I thank God for allowing...
    METALERVIN METALERVIN 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 4, 2008

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    Diagnosed With CP At A Very Young Age. - Pregnancy is supposed to be beautiful gift from God! What happens when your child has a lifelong condition? Forced to live with it for the...
    Lividiniv Lividiniv 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 9, 2013

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    I'm 16 and I was born with mild ataxic and spastic cerebral palsy. I can walk mostly fine however I never learnt to craw as a baby and I struggle with things like balance beams...
    KjStormy KjStormy 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

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    New Facebook Group For People With Cerebral Palsy Who Want To Share Their Story - I had a great idea! I created a cerebral palsy awareness group on Facebook! Its a closed group...
    JustChrisCarter JustChrisCarter 18-21, M Aug 2, 2013

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    I’m Divinegimp a 23-year-old young woman and I have Cerebral Palsy-spastic diplegia. I can walk some with a walker I mainly use a manual or electric wheelchair though.
    divinegimp divinegimp 22-25 1 Response Jan 6

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    I am Justin im 30 I weighed 1lb 10 ounces I got mild cp
    flguy123321 flguy123321 26-30, M Feb 24

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    Mild, But Still There.. - Hi everyone. I've thought about how to write my story for ages. I'll just say what I know. I have cerebral palsy. I was born 2 months early and there...
    ambience ambience 22-25, F 43 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    Being Told Its Your Fault U Have Cp :( - hi im pretty new at this but i figure your spoused to write your personal experiences so others can learn from them??? so here goes, i...
    Brayden15 Brayden15 13-15 11 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Living With Cerebral Palsy - I'm 28 and I've had CP since I was born. My Parents tried to give me a normal life. I guess they thought I didn't want to feel like I had a disability...
    natedog1985 natedog1985 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    I Was Born Six Weeks Premature - I have minor cerebral palsy due to a minute's lack of oxygen to the brain when I was born. My left side is the most affected. When I was six years...
    falconflight falconflight 26-30 5 Responses Apr 5, 2008

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    Hi there I was born with Cerebral Palsy, went through a lot of physio and speech therapy. It helped a lot, I got to walk normally and my speech can perfect. I am know 38 years...
    fluffy345 fluffy345 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    I Have Minor Cerebral Palsy - I have minor cerebral palsy,on the outside it is not overly noticeable I walk with a limp and have used a Cain on and off through out my life. My...
    Junie27 Junie27 36-40 5 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Living With A Scissor Gait - I'm new to writing stories and not really sure if anyone will be interested. I was born with cerebral palsy, spastic diplegia. It took me longer than...
    steffylegs steffylegs 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    Virtual Environment - An old video but a great idea of what our lab is doing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNmPAtTA3Ik
    templeresearchpt templeresearchpt 18-21 Aug 14, 2013

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    Teen With Cerebral Palsy - Hi, I'm Tess. I'm 17 and have CP. I use an electric wheelchair but I can walk with support. I can't use my hands very well and a have a speech problem...
    amytess amytess 18-21 13 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    well honestly don't know what to say except for I have cerebral palsy and as we all know life is not very easy when you have a disability
    christinalloyd christinalloyd 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    My name is Jalisa, I'm 23, and I have CP. I was born 2 months early and my mom was in labor with me for 3 days. The thing that bothers me most is that people see I'm different...
    lisamay90 lisamay90 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    CP Is a Gift... - I have a crazy idea, folks. I think that you could look at our CP as a gift. With it, we can see injustice and ignorance and we know that love and friendship...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 22 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Try, Try Again - I have mild Cerebral palsy, I am the only one out of my parent five children to have it. I was born early I weighted 3 lbs and 9oz., It affects my back, hips and...
    stephLan87 stephLan87 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Mother With Cp - I was born with cerbral palsy. I am a 26 year old mother two boys ages 2 and 1 (i know how did i do that right lol) For me, my life with cp was "normal" I have...
    ssumter2 ssumter2 26-30 3 Responses Jul 20, 2011

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    Late Diagnosis - I'm 23 and just found out that I was born with cerebral palsy. I've had problems walking all my life, but all I was ever told was that my problems...
    Shonnie Shonnie 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    I'm not the type to get upset about cp much but I'm about to break down I just I can't I need ugh god please help me someone talk to me to get my mind off things
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Vanessa'S CP Awareness Group! - I created a Facebook page and I'd like people who have CP to join it! Type in face books search box Vanessa's CP awareness group and it should take...
    Lividiniv Lividiniv 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    Transportation?? - I was just wondering for people that dont drive what transportation service do you use? I wanna get my license at some point though maybe. Ive been using...
    Kissmyflaws Kissmyflaws 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2013

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    I am 20 years old and yes, I have CP. I may look normal and I am normal, just different. Ever since I was little, people make fun of me because I "talk funny" but I am actually...
    countingstarsss countingstarsss 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I love this I have to read this everyday :)💚
    Kaylamay17 Kaylamay17 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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