Cerebral palsy, a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth. It is the most common childhood condition in the world. 6th October is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day I wanted to write about the condition and famous people who have made an impact on how people view people with Cerebral Palsy.
Why Talk About Cerebral Palsy
Spreading awareness for Cerebral palsy is important because there’s very little awareness about the condition. It’s very important that we all come together as a community and as a nation to break all the stigmas about cerebral palsy. For example one of the most common misconceptions about cerebral palsy is that people with cerebral palsy are not likely to accomplish anything because of the severity of the condition. When truth be told this is false take a look at all these amazing celebrities that have cerebral palsy but have made a huge impact on society and the way we look at cerebral palsy.
It’s very important that we all come together as a community and as a nation to break all the stigmas about cerebral palsy.
6 Famous Names With Cerebral Palsy
Micah D. Fowler born March 8th, 1998 who is mostly known for his roles in Abc’s Sitcom ” Speechless” Micah also made appearances on Nick Jr.’s preschool shows Blue clues and Sesame street Miach has created a new way for screenwriters and show creators to break the stigmas about Cerebral palsy and give insight on what it’s like to have a condition like Cerebral palsy.
Christopher Widdows “Steady Eddy ” born on December 7, 1968, is an Australia comedian with cerebral palsy who brings humor to others while embracing his disability in a positive light he made his first appearance in the limelight in 1992. Ultimately Stedy Eddy has taught us that having Cerebral palsy is a humorous journey and we all should embrace it.
Christy Brown Irish author and poet, painter was born on June 5th, 1932 he was only able to write and paint with his toes of one foot he was most recognized for his autobiography that was adapted into a film in 1989 entitled My Left Foot. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
karen killilea Born august 18th 1940 was born 3 months prematurely later on her parents found out she has Cerebral palsy so her mother Marie Killea decides to write books in honor of her daughter’s journey with Cerebral palsy which is apart of the new yorks best selling list. her mother Marie was an active advocate for Cerebral palsy.
Abbey Nicole Curran born on July 28th, 1987 diagnosed with Cerebral palsy at the age of 2. Abbey was America Beauty pageant constant from Iowa she is a current chairwoman for her non-profit ” “The Miss You Can Do It Pageant” for young girls and women with special needs she is also an author of a book untiled ” The Courage to Compete: Living with Cerebral Palsy and Following My Dreams.
Dan Keplinger born on January 19, 1973, Artist Dan Keplinger was featured in the documentary short oscar-winning ”King Gimp” Dan is an also is a motivational speaker and currently lives in Maryland and still paints.
Who Inspires Me The Most
As a 24-year-old woman with Cerebral Palsy I look up to comedian Josh Blue who was born with cerebral palsy but uses his condition to make thousands of people laugh.
As a 24-year-old woman with Cerebral Palsy, I look up to comedian Josh Blue who was born with cerebral palsy but uses his condition to make thousands of people laugh.
Turning a negative situation into a humorous one is something I like to do too. The main thing I want people to know about cerebral palsy is that we can achieve our dreams just like everyone else can! it may take us a while but eventually, we will get there. We will stomp on Cerebral palsy one step at a time. There are many people that have cerebral palsy but hasn’t allowed it to stop them achieving their goals