Living with Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy!
Living with Cerebral Palsy isn’t easy for any of us who were born with it. People who have ever had a disability, whether it’s having cerebral palsy or being deaf or blind, know firsthand that the challenges can be huge. I am part of a small percentage of people on Earth, living day by day, like everyone, trying to make the most of my situation, thankful for the opportunities that I’ve been given.
I was born with Hypotonic Cerebral Palsy which caused me to have weak muscles and trouble to speak clearly. While I was growing up, I started gaining weight, not exercising enough. When I was twelve, my whole right kneecap twisted out of position, it was scary for me, my mom had to call for an ambulance to come, the paramedics were able to pop my right kneecap back into position. I had knee surgery when I was fifteen.
In junior high I didn’t like riding the bus to school or to take the bus home, I didn’t feel comfortable riding the bus, so my mom took me to school in the mornings and I walked home in the afternoons. I attended SDC classes at Eisenhower high school in Rialto, Ca. I liked the teachers I had, they were great, I also liked not having to do any homework.