My Life With Cerebral PalsyI 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 feel heavy and I have a hard time getting around. I'll use my walker for that. Because it helps give me support and I can take my time going where I need to go.
Growing up with Cerebral Palsy was very frustrating. My foster mom would jab me at my side and tell me. "heel.. toe...heel..toe. Don't stomp like that! Take smaller steps!"
Yeah the mother had to nag how I walk.
I was teased by kids in school for 5 years. Yup! You betcha. From 5th to 10th grade kids called me klutz, cripple, retard and they'd mock how I walk or run. Then they'd laugh at me.
Yes, that hurt a lot! Kids can be cruel. I just pray to God and tell God to forgive them for they don't know what they're doing.
I grew up involved in sports regardless of my disability. Tennis, swimming, snow-skiing. All that wears me out eventually.
Now that I'm older, in my 40's, and with my asthma, I no longer am active in sports. People don't tease me anymore. I slow down when I need to.
noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response 3 Sep 2, 2012