True life accounts of Living with Cerebral Palsy


Living with a Disability for some people can frustrate both for the person and the family, it can also be a rewarding experience when your child or the person with the disability achieves goals in their life, whether it’s there first day at school or using a switch to help them communicate it can give all involved a great boost and the confidence to continue to strive for more.

In this part of the site you can read true life accounts of disabled people find out how they learn to cope day to day and the big achievements in their life

Name: Susie Bennett
Story: A Special Victory
Date: January 2005

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Life takes on a new meaning for handicapped youngster Susan Bennett when she takes to the water – she has just received a special award for a feat that many abled-bodied people would be hard pressed to emulate.

Name: Kieren
Story: Cerebral Palsy
Date: January 2007

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Kieren is our only child, I was 19 years old. The pregnancy was uneventful until 8 months. I had a scan at 8 weeks, an anomaly scan at 19 weeks and another routine scan at 32 weeks, all of which were fine and I was well. At 8 months, I got pains, rather like bad period pains in my back.

Name: Tim Wambach & Mike
Story: Cerebral Palsy
Date: January 2007

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Tim has always had a passion to help others. I can see this in his work with Mike Berkson. Mike touched Tim’s life , and it was Mike’s zest for life that motivated him to write this book. Keep on Keeping on has been Tim’s motto for a long time and now it will live on forever as the title of his first book.

Name: Victoria
Story: Cerebral Palsy
Date: January 2007

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Hi! Thanks for allowing me to post her story on your new website. I had a great pregnancy with her no complications. She was born on December 1, 1999 in Dallas, Texas at Baylor Medical Center at about 12:30. I had to have a c-section with her and Joshua (that’s her big brother) because of my babies not dropping into the birth canal.

Name: Daniel & Donna
Story: Cerebral Palsy
Date: January 2007

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I became pregnant with Homer February 2001. My pregnancy was superb in the beginning. When I was about 6 months pregnant, I got severely high blood pressure and preeclampsia. Although I was very uncomfortable, I loved every minute!

Name: Tracy
Story: Living Through The Years
Date: January 2007

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My CP is Athetoid, which affects the area of movement and motor skills. This can cause much involuntary and uncontrollable reactions when doing everyday tasks which can make certain things exhausting and difficult to do.

Name: Day in the life of a cerebral palsy mum
Story: Cerebral Palsy
Date: October 2007

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Desperate mum Alison Thorpe’s plea for doctors to remove her severely disabled teenage daughter’s womb has sparked an ethical storm.

Name: A father’s story
Story: Cerebral Palsy
Date: May 2008


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