I started my own web site back in 1998 after graduating college. I mainly did it to expand my knowledge and meet others. Little did I know how many people were interested in my life and what I do. So after I had Laura, I created the blog to keep people informed and entertained.
I have athetoid/spastic cerebral palsy. It all happened on the day that I was born when I didn't receive enough oxygen. My brain was injured leaving me with cerebral palsy. Times were different in the seventies and I wasn't diagnosed with cerebral palsy until I was 4. Doctors kept saying I was just slow developmentally.
My CP affects my whole body. I have involuntary movements, sometimes my muscle are stiff, and I have a speech impediment. Since I've always had cerebral palsy, I adapted to it just fine. At home, I crawl around on the floor, type, work, dress and take care of my kids.
Why the floor? Growing up my parents didn't have a wheelchair accessible house. So either I sat in one spot or did something with my life and move. As it turned out, I have much better muscle control on the floor than sitting in a chair. Granted I do have a motorized wheelchair for going out etc.
Despite physical limitations, I have a Bachelor of Science in Education, Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania, an author, writer, and teacher. I'm a wife and mother of two wonderful children. I like playing power chair hockey. My team is Philadelphia PowerPlay. I also enjoy music, dancing, technology, travel,public speaking,dogs and living life to the fullest.
I hope you enjoy my blog!