Cerebral Palsy is what I was born with and is what I deal with, but it frustrates me immensely when I read about people who have Cerebral Palsy and think it’s something they will overcome. It’s such false representation of what Cerebral Palsy is.
Cerebral Palsy isn’t something you overcome. It’s something you endure, something you put up with. You can never overcome something that’s permanent. Emotionally we can have a good try, but physically, no.
It’s also something you can’t switch off to. It’s not something that gets easier over time either. It’s also not something everyone knows about. Sadly, there is a lot of ignorance on what Cerebral Palsy is.
You learn to adapt. If anything Cerebral Palsy is harder to deal with, particularly as we age. Perhaps people need to see it as a condition that’s here to stay and is something we never get better from.
I’ve also been told it’s not something likely to change in my lifetime and beyond that.