Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How hard is CP?

     Cerebral Palsy is really hard. I try to cope with it when I'm feeling down. Sometimes I just wonder why I have it. It's not fair! I talk to my parents when I feel down and that helps. They always know the thing to say. When you are feeling down make sure you talk to people you trust, it will help! Well, enough about that...
     Tomorrow we are going on a trip and I can't wait! We are going to visit some friends and some of my cousins will be there, too! It will be so fun because we get to eat out and stay at a hotel. We stay up really late and just hang out. They always act normal around me. Even though I'm disabled. It's important to me when people treat me like everybody else. I don't like it when people baby me at school or any where. My sister told this kid that just met me once "he's a regular kid like you, he just happens to be in a wheelchair". It was funny because she thought she scared him! 
     I heard a saying from Zach Anner who has CP (he is hilarious, look him up on You Tube). Zach said "when life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade!" Watching people like him helps me feel better because he is a lot like me and is having a happy life. He inspires me to try to be successful and I feel like my life will get better. 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My first post!

     Hello everybody! My name is Jack, I'm 13 years old and in a wheelchair. I have Cerebral Palsy and sometimes I really hate it! I want this blog to be a place where I can write down my thoughts or share a joke with all of you. I promise it will get more interesting!!!
     I have the coolest thing! It is called an Eco2 from PRC. It is a communication device and a computer and it uses eye gaze technology which means I can just look at letters or icons and it types for me! I can talk but I am sometimes hard to understand.
     For a while I've been thinking about how hard CP is. My parents have been always right there for me. One of the reasons my CP is hard is because I am not allowed to play on regular sports teams with my friends. So I help out with teams sometimes but it isn't the same. This year I played baseball on a challenger league team for kids with special needs. That was better than nothing but I would have rather been on a regular team with my friends. I want to find a basketball team. Maybe Derrick Rose could borrow my wheelchair while he recovers! I play sports with my friends sometimes but it's been a long time.
    So to sum up about me I am the biggest sports fan in the world (especially Chicago Bulls, Bears, Cubs, Blackhawks). Having CP is hard but I still have to live through it. Every week I will plan on posting something. I hope it will help people just like me with CP realize they're not alone!