I thought I’d make my first blog of 2018 give an insight into my disabilities and how I live with them.
I was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy (CP) at 13 months old. For those of you who may not be familiar with cerebral palsy, it is a neurological condition where connections in the brain are broken causing lack of movement, balance and co-ordination. In some cases it can effect communication, speech and language and develop a learning disability too.
In my case, it only effected my physical ability. Quadriplegic CP means all four limbs are affected. For me, I’m in a powered wheelchair, cannot stand or weight-bare at all and need hoisting for all transfers. My right side is weaker than my left. My spine tends to “flop” to the right, I’m unable to control, move or use my right hand and do all tasks with my left hand.