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I Have Cerebral Palsy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 445 People

    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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    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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    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 22-25, M 6 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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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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    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 13-15, F 5 Responses May 5, 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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    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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    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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    Can cerebral palsy get worse

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

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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 am fourteen and when I wake up every morning

    I forget that I have cp but then its like got ran over even during the day I forget some of you know that know what it feels like I come from a family of runners and I see the sadness in my mom and dads eyes and I feel like my chest is weighing me down I can feel the whispers...
    thekidthatwill thekidthatwill 13-15 4 Responses Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Zachary95 Zachary95 18-21, M Mar 17

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2014

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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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    Hi everyone. I'm 27 years old

    and I was diagnosed with CP when I was born. Fortunately my disability isnt too bad. I can still get around and have full use of all my limbs. I can move around like any normal person. Finding a mate is my biggest problem. Nobody seems to want to look past my disability and see...
    garciavega garciavega 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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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 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 1 Response Mar 30

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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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    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 6 Responses Mar 10

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    I was diagnosed at 2 years old,

    like many of you life as a child was not a great experience for me. I had several surgeries through the Shriners. I have had both legs operated on have had to use braces, wheel chairs and walkers. As I am sure most of you have. Being made fun of and bullied and left behind...
    determined1200 determined1200 41-45 2 Responses Oct 16, 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 have had Spastic Ataxic Quadriplegic CP

    since my birthday at 22 weeks in 1978. I use a power chair. I have an above average IQ and a mind blowing EQ. People still refuse to talk to me directly if I am out with my support worker. I'm Australian, and have spoken about my frustration on my inactive account, TheRealWoman...
    TheWomanWhoDid TheWomanWhoDid 36-40 2 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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    I was born three months early

    and weighed 2 lbs. I was diagnosed with CP about 3 years old. I have to use a walker or wheelchair to get around.
    amanda31423 amanda31423 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    My girlfriend, who is my primary caretaker,

    took our brand new son to another state to visit her grandparents. My parents are unable to care for me these days because shortly after I moved out my mother got a job at an advanced wage then she made working from home and started working full time. Because I need to be fed...
    DisabledBoy DisabledBoy 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 28, 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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    nicegirl15 nicegirl15 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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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 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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    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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    Hello! I am new to this forum.

    I have mild cp. It was found when I was a toddler. I have not seen a specialist since I was 5. A week ago my ankle gave me problems. I did not injure it. Now I have leg pain, backaches and headaches. Does anyone else have this condition?
    kope77 kope77 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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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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    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’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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    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 68 Responses Jul 15, 2008

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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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    Relationships And CP

    Relationships are apart of our lives and is truly something wonderful to be in. Now I have CP and many would think it would be hard to be in a relationship and yes it is but when you are confident about how you are and could care less of what others think of you and your CP...
    GMG08 GMG08 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15, 2013

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 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 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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    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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