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Adults With Cerebral Palsy: We Exist

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Cerebral palsy is one of those universally known and yet universally misunderstood things. If I tell people that I have CP or I explain the significance when asked about my green ribbon lanyard at work, I get the usual response.

You probably know the one: “oh…” and they sagely nod. They know. But how can they know when I don’t? Cerebral palsy has been part of my life as far back as I can remember.

I was told when I had to wear eye patches or go to PT that I had CP as a little girl. It was the explanation for all of it. As a kid, cerebral palsy meant that I had constantly skinned knees and wore a brace off and on, on my left leg.

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