My mother’s legacy

Looking back on my life, I see that my life was pretty much mapped out for me when I was born and there was nothing I could do to change that.

As a child, I was never going to know I had Cerebral Palsy, but when my mother became terminally ill 4 years ago, I remember her saying how difficult things had been for her at my birth. I believe this was my mother’s legacy to me.

I never thought any more about my Cerebral Palsy until near to my mother’s passing. I needed to find out more on what I had been struggling with for all of those years. From experiencing very little personal success growing up, I have now turned that around with diplomas behind me and my website.

Although I was never open as a child because it was never encouraged, I always wanted to talk about the things that mattered, the things I struggled with; that has never changed or left me. The transition for me to write came fairly easy, but I never take that for granted.

My mum’s legacy has paved the way for me to turn some of those things around.


7 Jan, 2012

6 thoughts on “My mother’s legacy

  1. I like you found out more information after my mother passed than I knew before.

    My mother was pregnant for 6 1/2 months with me plus her water broke a week before I was born, (she was not aware that it had happened) Likely both contributed to me developing CP.

    I wonder now how she felt when I was diagnosed. I suppose relief because they knew what it was. They had gone to many doctors.

    No one knew what it was until one specialist who finally said I know what it is and how to treat it. Wonderful doctor gave me a quality of life I would not have had other wise.

    I do wish you had had the chance to get some treatment when you were younger. It might have helped.

    1. I know that if your mother could Randy, you probably would have known sooner, but you had the support and found out that you had CP; probably earlier than me! I had physiotherapy as a child though, but I’m not sure the physiotherapists even knew what I had or why.

      I am pleased for you that you found a good doctor and got the help you needed.

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