It’s easier if we don’t have to deal with it, therefore she can’t know. That was my life, not knowing I had Cerebral Palsy for 46 years.
As I began to grow and my struggles became more obvious, they were brushed under the carpet as if they didn’t exist. I struggled in school, struggled mentally, and therefore struggled to learn. More importantly my parents and teachers failed to deal with my problems and yet they were all aware the problems were there.
When my mother constantly commented that I was falling behind with my school work, my father always told her I would catch up. When my sisters were doing homework and I had already given up, I was constantly being asked why I wasn’t doing work.
The truth is I struggled to make headway with homework because I was dealing with a disability and that made it virtually impossible for me to make any educational progress and in the meantime I was constantly being labelled. As keen as anyone is to point out another person’s flaws, perhaps those others should make their way to understand our problems instead.
I will go into more detail at what my cognitive impairments are and how those play out in my daily life in another blog. I’d like to dedicate this blog to those like me who also struggle through a brain hemorrhage.