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Finding Power in Numbers as a Person With Cerebral Palsy

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I was born three months premature and weighed under two pounds, so it’s no surprise that my parents were warned of every possible complication — she may not survive, she may never walk, she may be deaf or blind.

It was just too soon to tell. I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy that proved to be very manageable, and I reached the appropriate physical developmental milestones without issue — albeit a little later than my peers.

Although my marks in gym class relied solely on my gym teachers’ ability to forgive my athletic ineptitude and grade me on effort and heart instead, growing up, most people couldn’t tell that I have cerebral palsy.

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