“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve gotta put up with the rain.”
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What is it like living with cerebral palsy? I cannot truly answer that question as for 46 years of my life I never knew that's what I had. It was only in March 2009 that I was finally diagnosed.
How did I feel as the child then, the adult now? Those times were enormously difficult for me. Some days I felt isolated, angry, cheated, misunderstood and frustrated. Other days I felt insular and alone. It wasn’t something my family talked about. “There was never anything wrong with me.” It was never brought up unless I talked about it then it was quickly dismissed like hot cakes as if the condition didn’t exist. But it did!