The first thing I thought when reading this post is that this guy would be complaining about life with cerebral palsy. Instead of complaining, Kyle guides us through the struggles of having mild cerebral palsy. Much like myself, Kyle complains about having a hidden condition that no one even knows about, except when he tells other people about his disorder. Cerebral palsy hasn’t let him down as he now lives in New York City and is able to ride the subway, to do things that normal folks do. He talks about his pain struggles that he didn’t even know about until he was medicated for pain. Such a nice article from Kyle, which inspired me to write a couple of blog posts earlier in the week. This was a guest blog post and I really enjoyed it.
This blog is about children with special needs but is where I found the post about Kyle. It is a place of inspiration to read about the struggles of mothers who take care of children with special needs and how it is a stigma to be a mother with a special needs kid. It is also interesting how they advocate for those mothers to chose the right school and be proactive about their kid’s education. I know from personal experience, sometimes the schools don’t really care about the education of the special needs students. Because it is harder to teach them they are oftentimes thrown into a special education classroom as a babysitting service. Students with cerebral palsy are not stupid by any means and most of the people I know with my condition are actually easier to talk to. I might have a bias though due to the fact I have cerebral palsy. Be sure to check out Love That Max.
This is a blog about the daily struggles associated with cerebral palsy. Even though it is written from the caregivers prospective taking care of her daughter, it is very enlightening. It actually is very enlightening to be able to read a heartwarming story about how the mother is able to fight for her daughter’s medical well being and her rights as a human being. Getting access to facilities is another example of how this mother fights for access for her daughter, she was able to convince a few businesses/government entities to follow the laws with wheelchair access, so her daughter can enjoy those facilities like anyone else. There isn’t really a way to link to the actual blog posts, so I linked to the whole page! There are a bunch of good reads on this Facebook blog page and I actually have it on my regular Facebook feed, which is good because I need some good news in my life.
Another blog that I have been getting into is Dearest Someone. It is a great resource for those suffering from mental illness. Dearest Someone explains how they avoid things in life in fear of feeling not good enough. I have personally done that with my mental health and physical health! The blogger doesn’t encourage us to turn negatives into positives but to acknowledge their presence. It is a good blog post and I hope Y’all check it out.