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 university or not but everybody says I wouldn't get a job without some kind of qualification because of my disability. That's probably true.
The reason I have Cerebral Palsy is because my Dad belted up my Mum when she was pregnant with me. They split up when I was little. I've had many issues with my Dad over the years. He's just not a very nice person. He wouldn't even come to my year 10 graduation because of "religeous reasons." Bunch of crap. But I guess at the end of the day the root of our problems is that I resent him for making me live with this disability.
My Mum definitely makes up for him though. She's the best. I honestly can't live without her. I often tell her that when she dies, I'm coming right behind her. "Even if you're happily married with children?" she says. "Yep!"
Boys. I've always been boy-mad. Trouble is they're not so mad about me. I can't say I blame them though. Who would want to date a girl who dribbles and can't talk properly? Well apparently my boyfriend does. But that's because he has Asperger's Syndrome which is a mild form of Autism. He'd probably date anybody that wants him. I'm kind of the same. I used to really love him, but we've both changed and I'm in love with who he used to be. I'm just tooscared not to have anybody. I want to get married and have children young and I'm scared that if I let go of Jeremy, I'll never get that chance.
I'd love to meet other people in a similar situation as me. Feel free to message me or add me as a friend.