I help others because I know what it’s like to feel isolated and alone. As a child being mentally and emotionally cut off and alone was incredibly difficult.
When it comes to our lives, it’s always difficult to let go of the things we know aren’t going to work. I go back to my disability because although it was constant and confusing, it was there, and it kept me safe.
It is important to acknowledge what we deal with and more importantly to write the final words of the chapter that keeps us stuck, so that we get to turn another page.
Although my book Cerebral Palsy: A Story ‘Finding the Calm After the Storm,’ is a book that charts my journey, as I continue to turn more pages in the book, I help others understand their own lives, potentially for the first time.
Through my book, I come through the universal process better for understanding and although those times were incredibly difficult, they weren’t wasted because they sparked a mental interest in me and a way through.