Ilana's Portrait

My Story

What is it like living with cerebral palsy? I cannot truly answer that question as for 46 years of my life I never knew that’s what I had. It was only in March 2009 that I was finally diagnosed.

How did I feel as the child then, the adult now? Those times were enormously difficult for me. Some days I felt isolated, angry, cheated, misunderstood and frustrated. Other days I felt insular and alone. It wasn’t something my family talked about. “There was never anything wrong with me.” It was never brought up unless I talked about it then it was quickly dismissed like hot cakes as if the condition didn’t exist. But it did!

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A Charles R Swindoll quote

Something inspirational:

“Precious few are those who can live in the lap of luxury… who can keep their moral, spiritual and financial equilibrium… while balancing on the elevated tightrope of success… there is about one in a hundred who can dance to the tune of success without paying the paper named compromise.”

CHARLES R. SWINDOLL

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14 Aug, 2018

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