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5 years for 'Life as a Cerebral Palsy student'

25th March 2013- 25th March 2018
The work of a mere moment, now most of you will know how this blog began- yet it's intentions were not to be here 5 years later. I am proud to be able to say I am the writer of this blog and I am proud of what it has enabled me to achieve. To put it simply- I was lost. I was always supported and this support from family is something I am very lucky to have, but I was still lost. Stuck between what I wanted my body to do and what I was capable of achieving.

Up to this point I had been able to keep up with friends, with the disabling affects of Cerebral Palsy being pretty minimal. I was not particularly a fan of splints when I was younger but I just accepted that they were there. At the age of fifteen CP had resigned to a back seat and that's how I liked it. However, the back seat was no longer good enough- how could I justify the pain I was in or the fact that keeping up with the able- bodied appearance was no longer as easy as it once was.
I gu…

Eye can do this...

As most of you probably know, I'm registered as partially sighted and have been for a year now- it's gone super fast! They say having a disability can be a bit of a rollercoaster, and having a visual impairment is no exception to this. You will have fantastic highs, daunting lows and tight corners that come out of nowhere. Much like a rollercoaster, it is just one big loop that keeps on going!
Last night was a combination of a tight corner that came out of nowhere and an abruped downward slope that’s taken me by surprise. Resulting in an ugly crying session, hugs and hot chocolate. I haven’t really got upset about my eyesight before. Yeah, there has been the odd moment of reflection, but I often didn’t have time to dwell on it for long. When I was officially diagnosed as partially sighted it was a bit of a shock, and when I got my cane it was also a bit of a shock- yet somehow I wasn’t too fazed by these changes to my life. Maybe because I am used to a range of mobility equipme…