Being born into a life with Cerebral Palsy has cushioned me in some respects, but in others it has exposed me as well. I feel as though I live my life behind a mask; a mask that can never reveal itself in any other way, other than what already presents itself to my family and to the world.
My brain has compensated with some of my senses being more heightened. My intuition, my ability to problem solve, my ability to see beyond what I deal with more than makes up for the problems associated with some of my struggles.
Although that is quite sad, in other respects I don’t see it that way; because I’m living a life I wouldn’t have had, had it not been for Cerebral Palsy and for that I feel truly blessed.