I first got into advocating for Cerebral palsy seven years ago after having the desire to make a difference and educate people on what living with Cerebral palsy is like but to my surprise advocating for people with Cerebral palsy has taught me many lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
- People could be cruel but, don’t let them define the advocate you are – over the years, I had quite the experience of coming across people who were just straight-up cruel to me because of the message I was trying to spread.
- Despite the obstacles, you face your story is needed – it’s no secret that during this journey that you will face many obstacles that will try to break you down for example, at the beginning of the pandemic I spent hours writing to senators and governors about people with cerebral palsy and I didn’t get a response but finally my hard work paid off and I did it comes to show that your story is needed
- Advocating all starts with you and your perspective on life – one of the biggest misconceptions with advocacy is that you have to be in a group of people to get started on your journey but you don’t. it all starts with you and the message you want to bring awareness to.
- There’s always work that needs to be done with the Disability Community- believe it or not, one of the lessons I learned is that there is always work that needs to be done.