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I Have Cerebral Palsy

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    I have mild cerebral palsy in my left leg.

    It causes me to walk with a limp and all through middle school I was called "limpy". Ive not yet gotten picked on on high school and I'm hoping it's because everyone's finally accepting me for who I am(: I've learned to embrace my cerebral palsy because it sets me apart from...
    alexis1498 alexis1498 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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    I have Cerebral Palsy effects my legs

    and milder in my arms I am looked after by my parents I also have Eplipsey quite bad but well looked after by my mum really like to talk to others with CP
    Nic1981 Nic1981 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Hi my name is Alexandra.

    I have mild right hemiplegic cerebral palsy. I am a twin, I was the second to be born and my birth was rather rough! I was clinically dead and resuscitated when they found that I had a pulse on my umbilical cord. As from a very young age, I attended OT, PT and speech therapy on...
    Alexp3 Alexp3 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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    Hello my friends. I have mild cerebral palsy.

    It affects my walking and sometimes I trip over myself but apart from that I'm completely independent. I really try to be positive as much as possible and I'm not afraid to joke about my condition. I am currently acting at a regional theatre and I'm currently training to become...
    jbird1890 jbird1890 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    Sorry I've not been online I've been in

    and out of hospital with chest infections plus my seizures have not been well controlled I am back hear had to open a new account as I forgot my log in details
    Nic1981 Nic1981 31-35, M Jan 5

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    Hi my name is Madison .

    I have CP that effects me from the waist down . I was born 2pounds 3 oz . I have had my fair share of physical therapy from kindergarten to 5th grade. The physical therapy was not changing my CP so they gave up trying to get me to walk. That was a long time ago... Most of the...
    MaddyJB2016 MaddyJB2016 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2015

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    I'm 38 years old. I have mild cerebral palsy.

    It basically just effects my speech. Sometimes my head shakes when I'm nerves. And my hands shake a little. I'm not in a wheel chair. And I don't have any trouble walking. I hate the way people treat me. They automatically assume I'm mentally handicapped. Can anyone else...
    sunshine20144 sunshine20144 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    I need some advice...

    I will be applying to university soon to study french and business and because of my slow writing I will need a support assistant to take down notes for me and extra time in exams. Additionally, I will have to disclose my slight speech impediment. So my questions are: should I...
    Alexp3 Alexp3 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2015

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    I was born July 24 and was due November 4.

    2 pounds, 2 ounces. I was not expected to live, let alone walk or talk. Today, I am 16 with left hemiplegia and finally felt brave enough to talk to others with cerebral palsy too. :)
    bryceisapenguin bryceisapenguin 16-17, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    My name is Brody, I'm 21.

    I have mild spastic diplegia effecting my left side. I was born a twin and I'm coming to this page for help. when i was a baby i had a heal cord lengthening surgery along with braces on my legs as a toddler and eventually just a lift in my shoe until i hit thirteen when i didn't...
    BrodyH52 BrodyH52 18-21, M 4 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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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 spent my life beleiveing what my parents told me "when you were born the doctors couldnt explain why you had cp" you know how it is what you dont...
    Brayden15 Brayden15 13-15 10 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    I'm so glad I got to see my bestie Sammie today

    and got to spend some of the day day with her. I've known her since preK and love her to dead!!!! (We both have cerebral palsy and can't walk?
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F Dec 8, 2015

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    I am 34 my name is Nic I suffer from Moderate

    cerebral palsy Seizuers and bladder control problems. I am in a wheelchair and my parents look after me bacouse of my disability
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

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    If you have, dating,

    or married to someone with Cerebral Palsy female/male I recommend you watch this movie trailer and and see it when it comes out in June. My Cousin just shared it on Facebook right now and we're already planning to go see it!!! >>>>>>>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh993__rOxA
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 year of life. I was not able to walk or talk until I was 3 from the help of mommom. When I was 3 mommom was working at Life college and...
    peacelover927 peacelover927 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 16, 2013

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    Hi, im a new member to ep

    and i have cp. I have only had my diagnosis for around a year despite being born that way. I have the ataxic type of cp along with some athetoid features. My cp affects me in many ways, i have low muscle tone while being to flexible. In addition, I have trouble walking as my...
    cinderellas2016eyes cinderellas2016eyes 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi all, I have mild cerebral palsy affecting my

    left side. I'm still trying to accept it even though it has been 23 years. :p I am incredibly shy and find it really difficult to make friends because of my disability, so I have always been a loner. I also worry that some people just can't see past the disability. I dream of...
    knporter1 knporter1 22-25, F 10 Responses Jun 21, 2014

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    I've recently been experiencing a lot of pain

    in my legs and hip area. It's really annoying as I haven't done anything strenuous, I have just been following my daily routine. The pain keeps on coming and going. Can anyone relate to this?
    Alexp3 Alexp3 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    You know those days when your just tired of

    fighting? And you feel nothing's going right? Today was one of those days, I felt so lonely and sad. The tears did not stop. I was hating myself for being different and thinking 'why me?' I just felt like giving up :((
    Alexp3 Alexp3 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2015

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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 matters. Our eyes are wide open and wise. Our bodies are twisted, we may limp or use wheels, but So What? We are awesome...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 22 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    Young Woman With Cerebral Palsy

    I try not to let my disability rule my life but from time to time its good to talk with others who really understand what it is liuke getting through life with cerebral palsy. My CP mainly affects the lower part of my body causing tension in my legs. I also have some limitations...
    sandrajancis sandrajancis 26-30, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2011

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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, the teachers bullied me as well. I never told my parents what went on in school because I knew they would not understand. I grew...
    Romanticrebirth Romanticrebirth 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    peapot69 peapot69 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    Dose anyone know if a cure to drooling with CP

    I have issues drooling all the time ??
    Nic1981 Nic1981 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Had a great time with this girl.

    @queengabriela17 I'm so glad that we're known each other for a long time. Her and her twin sister @davidsamanthaarias like sisters to me, and two of my closest friends I ❤️them both us much ❗️they've always been there for me when I need them most and I always tired to...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F Dec 20, 2015

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      I am looking for an in person support

    group for people who have CP, depression, or both. Does anyone know of any in the Washington, DC area or Maryland?
    eefurlong eefurlong 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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    I was born with CP and my mother was told I

    would not live to see 18. I am proud to say I am now 30 and able to live on my own. I recently started thinking about learning to drive. The CP affects my legs and I use a walker. I am hoping that driving is possible.
    Truelady30 Truelady30 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    I am 30 I have CP it's been hard

    but good I have a son love of my life I use to walk but in jr high school they said I had to go in a wheelchair or I could not go to school but I make life how u want it
    mandy1984 mandy1984 31-35, F 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    My Life: Cerebral Palsy

    Since grade school, I've always been one that has been bullied. Never really understood at first, I thought I was just like everyone else. I started realizing more and more that I had limitations on certain things, and teachers would allow me to do things that other students...
    eszymanski eszymanski 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    Hello everyone, I'm 21,

    and getting through life with CP was, and still is, hard. I'm not going to make a long post because it hurts my hands I just wanted to say that I'm here to chat with anyone who needs me. I know what it's like being younger, and I could use some advice about growing older. We...
    seriouslyscarred seriouslyscarred 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

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    My life isn't always easy,

    but I'm strong because of everything I've been through and I couldn't have done it without the help of my parents Reina and Eric and my closes friends in my life @mrsarias_24 and @michaelbarreraswife and @doughnutdrake thank you guys for everything you have done for me, it...
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2015

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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 a motorized six wheeled black beast of a chair for mobility. It is in stark contrast to my thin, small frame and makes me...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 67 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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    Anyone with CP can add me anytime,

    I know sometimes it's hard to find people who really understand you. So feel free to add me and message me anytime! =)
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F Nov 11, 2015

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    Hi, I have mild CP and am hoping to finally

    meet some others who understand what I'm living with. I live in NYC, anyone else here in the city? :)
    alicyn23 alicyn23 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 24, 2015

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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 use an electronic communication device. Most people have seen one of these or are familiar at least a bit with Steven Hawking. If you meet me or another...
    HollieRgirl HollieRgirl 18-21, F 23 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    hi im nick i have cp

    and I have had CP since I was a baby I was three months premature and I had a hole in my heart I was also adopted and I am living my life one day at a time it's really hard for other people to understand because they don't have the situations I have I'm looking for some friends...
    nickawesome24 nickawesome24 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2014

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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 4 Responses Jan 6, 2014

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    I was born with Cerebral Palsy.

    Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). I have always considered myself to be brave, kind to others and a leader. My mother and sister say that I am a fighter and never...
    claythechamp claythechamp 18-21, M Jul 24, 2015

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    Hey everyone :) my name is Chelsea.

    I am 20 years old and I have mild cerebral palsy in both my legs. It was caused my the umbilical cord being wrapped around my neck and I didn't walk until I was 3 years old. My relationships with people though out my life have been difficult because it is hard for people to...
    the1andonlyChelsChels the1andonlyChelsChels 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    I was born 2 months premature

    and at 16 months old I was diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy. When I was little I had trouble learning how to walk so I wore leg braces and I used a walker from age 2 to 4. I also had trouble with motor skills and using my hands. Also because of my cerebral palsy I have to...
    HuggiesBoy20 HuggiesBoy20 18-21, M Aug 5, 2015

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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 leg braces every day. I fall down some times. So please understand me and I'm a good person. Come to me and let's have a chat...
    Oscarrios570 Oscarrios570 13-15, M 3 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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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 legs. I did have physical Therapy in elementary school, I have some vision problems but they aren't too bad. I am...
    stephLan87 stephLan87 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 17, 2013

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    Hello, I have Cerebral Palsy (Left

    Hemi-Spastic) and Dystonia. I am 15 years old and I have a hard time feeling like I am wanted in certain groups. I am the only person in the town I live that has either of these disabilities. I have never been told I can't and I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to, but...
    Supermanslover143 Supermanslover143 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 7, 2015

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    I have a hard time going the restroom

    when I feel rushed I can't go all, my parents get mad me when put that in my head and keep asking if I'm done. We only have one restroom, anyone else have this problem? I can't walk
    HELLONWHEELZZ HELLONWHEELZZ 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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