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I Have Cerebral Palsy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 455 People

    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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    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

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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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    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 were several complications with the birth. I spent another 2 months in the hospital after that. I was diagnosed as a baby because...
    ambience ambience 22-25, F 54 Responses Jun 15, 2010

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    I have mild cp I'm 23 I'm looking

    for a girl who love dogs Disney (I'm a big classic Disney fan) an anime and a kid at heart I live with my mom and dad
    incesttalk incesttalk 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Diagnosed with CP at a very young age.

    Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful gift from God. What happens when your child has a lifelong condition. Forced to live with it for the rest of your life. When I was born I was 3Ibs 6 ounces I was 4 months premature. I was so tiny I could fit into the palm of your hand. I...
    lividiniv lividiniv 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 2

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    I was diagnosed with spastic left hemiplegia at

    9 months of life. It appears many people don't often pick up on it for what it is, so I only really mention the condition if the situation seems to call for it. It used to upset me a great deal for the obviously frustrating limitations; and also the perceived social stigma. Will...
    3naturespice3 3naturespice3 22-25 5 Responses Jan 24

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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 have mild cp and it somewhat affects my brain

    but its made a stronger person ive almost died 4 times but i still stand and everything ive been through shows the world that i have a purpose and i am proud to be me and not ashame of my disability anymore even though i still get called insulting names like "cripple" or...
    xbabybeeovoxo xbabybeeovoxo 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I was not born this way.

    I was born normal. I was born 3 months premature, and in the 3 month of my life, I developed a clot in my brain, 3rd ventricle, and when they tried to correct it, they used air to get the clot to move, but it didn't work, and damaged my motor skills, slightly. They corrected...
    mavrick0417 mavrick0417 36-40, M Mar 17

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    I have mild cp in my right side.

    I'm always depressed and I get nervous around people. I don't like being with people cuz I don't want them to notice something. I hate what I look like and how I walk. I am very clumsy:( is there anything that would help me a bit
    annaleejo annaleejo 16-17, F 5 Responses May 5, 2014

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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 first and then assume that because I have a disability I'm not smart or capable of (some) things for myself. Sometimes, I'd just...
    lisamay90 lisamay90 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 27, 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 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 Aug 17

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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

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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. I'm currently in year 12 and I'm doing it over 2 years because of the workload. I'm not too sure whether I want to go to...
    amytess amytess 18-21 13 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    Can cerebral palsy get worse

    as you get older?
    kope77 kope77 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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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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    nicegirl15 nicegirl15 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    Yes i have cerebral palsy

    but it isn't as bad as some people who have it and my heart goes out to those who have it realky bad.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 17

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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

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    my leg is killing me today.

    .. grrrr... at every single joint spot too... usually it's bearable but it's stabbing today.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 2

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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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    I have spastic quad cerebral palsy,

    if you don't know, it's motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement or lack of air during birth....= so yeah. That's me...:) but id would like to meet the special person who will accept that I have a...
    MussiPaw MussiPaw 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    You'd think that being alive

    for 21 years I'd know someone with CP, but I haven't met anyone yet.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 8

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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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    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 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    i have a very mild case of cp the doctors cant

    tell when the damage happened all they know is it happened around the time of birth i have always been active
    bhski717 bhski717 18-21, F Mar 30

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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 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Hi there I have cp I live in a rehab facility

    for people with disabilities. I am always looking to move independently to my own place. I use a wheelchair and crutches. I'm going to school to become a teacher and help students like me. When I'm in my classes the teachers are always surprised that my brain work. Most people...
    me0883 me0883 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 15, 2014

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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 21 Responses Apr 10, 2009

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    I have had spastic Cerebral Palsy

    since I was born. I am now 43 years old. I live in uk. I have had different experiences throughout my life good and bad but try and stay positive always. Over these last few months it has been difficult with some depression and self harm but I try and keep going regardless x
    GsyBTBBoots GsyBTBBoots 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 25, 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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    looking for someone who has Cp

    that want to chat. just a friend.
    kev1254 kev1254 26-30, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Do you think I can ever find a gf I am 20 in a

    wheelchair can move my arms and legs
    Styl94 Styl94 18-21 7 Responses Mar 10

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    I have a mild case of spastic CP in my legs.

    I am in my first year of university and I am loving it! Yes there it has been a major adjustment for me but I am doing it.
    morgan2a morgan2a 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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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...
    sxelatino sxelatino 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Hi, I'm Matt, I've had mild cp

    for my whole life. It was difficult when I was younger, always going to doctors and physical therapists. Always needing help for certain things, always not being able to run fast enough. But there have been some good that has come from it. I am able to play basketball despite my...
    Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy Lifeisgoodtearsofjoy 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    It has occurred to me recently

    that having a disability involves more than coping with a physical disability. Perhaps it means how you relate to non-disabled people--how you reciprocate their kindness when you can't respond as an able-bodied person. And probably you need more help than an able-bodied person...
    jamesmacdonald777 jamesmacdonald777 56-60 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    I am Armaine, I was born with Mild Spastic

    Cerebral Palsy that only affects my legs. I think it's diplegia? Growing up with CP wasn't tough, but it wasn't unicorns and rainbows either. As I grow up, I've become curious at what kind of CPs there are, and I've been wanting to meet someone with CP/connect with someone. My...
    rrlantezz rrlantezz 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25