Whilst I was at the vets on Friday, a gentleman walked in to the waiting room. I know he had Cerebral Palsy because of his unusual gait. As he approached, we exchanged glances and smiled. I wanted to reach out; I wanted to say something. I wanted to let him know that he wasn’t alone.
I would have love to have chatted with him; I would have loved to have exchanged thoughts and feelings about what we’ve both been through to get to this point. No matter how mild or severe our Cerebral Palsy was, we we’re the same.
It’s the umbrella term used for a condition that unites us regardless of severity and that’s what makes us unique. For that split second I felt we had a common bond, although he didn’t know.