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 rest of their life? Your parents feel guilty. They think could I have carried you longer. When I was born. I weighed 3 lbs. 6 oz. My mother-could only carry me for six months. I was four months premature. I was so tiny that I could fit in the palm of your hand. Not to mention I had to wear doll clothes! My own family was afraid to hold me. At the age of two years old. My parents found out I had cerebral palsy. My parents new something was wrong. I could not sit up on my own, I was not crawling when I should be. Finally my parents found a hospital that was able to help! Shinners hospital for children. Located in Erie hospital which deals with children who have orthopedic conditions! I met with a doctor. Little did I know he soon would become my hero! My doctors name was Dr. Sanders. Throughout my life I had multiple surgeries on my feet. From dealing with surgery on heel tendons, reconstruction of my feet, and! having surgeries on my hips. Up until the age four I was still crawling. By the age of five I started walking with a walker! I needed braces on my feet for assistance. I walked with a walker for about a year! Age 7 came and guess what? I started walking with loft strands! That is the correct name to call them but I call them canes! This journey has included long and hard hours of physical therapy. Euro- peds in Pontiac! I would go once a week for three months straight! Then I would take a break! Now I am older! About to graduate high school! I definitely plan on going to college! As I get older. I realize the normal day-to-day tasks are going to be a little bit difficult for me. Unfortunately I still walk with my canes. I haven't started drivers training yet, but hope to someday! If I ever get that the chance to drive I will have to use special hand controls because I can't use my feet. I hope I have hopes and dreams of having a family someday! What if I can have my own children or have a choice of adopting is a way I will have kids and I will have a husband! I would like to talk to to people that have the same condition as me! PLEASE READ MY STORY!!!!