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CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 22nd 2009, 12:40 PM

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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 22nd 2009, 04:13 PM

Not personally, but I have a friend who does. Amazing guy. (:
   
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 22nd 2009, 04:24 PM

yeah I have to wear braces on my feet HATE those things.
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 22nd 2009, 06:42 PM

Oh wow, that doesn't sound too pleasant.

My friend with cerebral palsy is currently studying law. He's always amazed me because he missed quite a lot of school but never gave up.

So yeah, all these things can be over come. You sound like a strong person.
   
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 22nd 2009, 08:37 PM

I have two friends with it. One from TH. and one from grade school. The one I knew in grade school had to have surgery on her leg to get it straightened out and now she wears a brace on one ankle.


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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 22nd 2009, 10:11 PM

My cousin has is; he's 10. He pretty much can't do anything on his own.


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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 23rd 2009, 12:03 AM

I've got it. I have the Spastic type..and it pretty much only affects my legs, but it also affects the way I learn and such. I have, like Briana said, have had surgery in the past in an attempt to correct my legs, but it didn't really work because I refused to wear the leg braces because I hated them, like Emily said. They suck. A lot. Okay I'll quit now before this turns into a novel.
   
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 23rd 2009, 06:41 AM

My uncle has it. He's about 37 and has the mind of a 3-8 year old, its pretty severe. He's sweet, but he can't really take care of himself. I also have a friend in my new school that has it. He's pretty nice. I feel bad though because sometimes I have to ask him to re-say a sentence because he is hard to understand, and it takes massive effort for him to talk.




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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 24th 2009, 01:38 PM

I have it too!
It only effects the right side of my body, my right hand and foot have limited motor function but I can make up for that. It is a very mild case for me and Im extremely happy for that. But Im just like any normal teenage girl. When I tell a lot of people they are like no you don't and they tell me that they can't tell at all. I also have a little limp when I walk, a lot of people say its not that noticeable unless they stare at me but I am so self conscious about it.
It doesn't effect my learning at all. Im just naturally bad at math
I started having seizures about three years ago and the doctors say they might be coming from my CP. But they have no idea but I dont think they do because they seem to come when I am extremely angry or stressed.


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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 24th 2009, 02:00 PM

There is a girl at my school with it. She is so lovely. She has trouble walking and has leg braces, she gets out of class 10 minutes early to avoid the rush of people. She is very independent although she needs help with a lot of things she tries to do a lot herself. Her's is going to gradually get worse as she gets older but she is so so positive she is such an inspiration.
   
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 24th 2009, 03:01 PM

I'd just like to add..I feel better that there are people like me with CP on TH. I mean, yeah, it sucks that we have it, but at least we have others we can relate to, right? :]
   
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 24th 2009, 05:47 PM

I totally agree with you Lizzi.
I am independent for the most part. I can do a lot of things on my own, its just somethings I cant do by myself. Like if I have my left and full and I have to open a door with my right I cant do it. I can drive, but I have to put the key in with my left hand. I can't play instruments, some times I can't do my own hair. I can't do certain things with my feet because it can't flex. Finding shoes sometimes can be a pain in the ass because my right foot depending on the type of shoe can be up to three sizes smaller than my left. But I always get the bogo sale at payless because of it
I have motor function in my right side but its not like individual motor function. I can move my left hand in certain ways and my right hand mimics it.
Just Friday I was in my math class and was holding my cell in my right hand but I couldnt put it in my pocket because my hand doesn't turn and twist right. And I was fixing my calculator with my left hand and my teacher was like Ashley put your phone away and I was like I am give me a second and shes like no your not and I was like Miss I have only one working hand she was like oh yeah...sorry I forgot.


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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 25th 2009, 08:26 PM

I used to work with a guy with CP. I think he was in his 30's. At first I was a bit shy around him, cos I didnt know what it was or didnt know anyone with it. But he was a nice fellow. There was things he struggled with like eating, drinking and walking but he was a pretty independent person, so he didnt let it stop him.
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 26th 2009, 11:59 AM

A childhood friend of mine had CP. Her family moved away when I was little, but I used to play at hers a lot. I remember her mom talking to me a lot about it, though--she was so patient with my questions and never told me it was wrong to ask, which to a seven year old is pretty darn important.



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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - May 27th 2009, 05:27 PM

I have a mild form down my left side another word of the form i have is called Hemiplegia




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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - June 5th 2009, 06:43 PM

My brother had it. He had a bunch of other disabilities though too, so it was hard to tell how much it really affected him.


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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - June 6th 2009, 03:15 PM

My brother has it, he's got epilepsy too. He's got the mind of a 3 year old and limited motor functions so it's pretty tough for him sometimes, but he's just about the sweetest kid you could meet.
   
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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - June 7th 2009, 06:43 PM

In 2007, a boy with cerebral palsy graduated from my high school. He didn't talk much, but he was really smart- he took every AP and IB math and science class that the school offered. He eventually went to college to study physics, but passed away last June in an accident.


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Re: CP(Cerebral palsy) - June 19th 2009, 02:57 AM

My cousin has CP.
He's in a wheel chair because he doesn't have much control over the use of his legs. He wears braces on both legs.
His speech is really bad he's 11.
He's by far the most positive person I've ever met. In a few weeks he's having an operation to correct his legs as there is something really wrong with them.
See despite this he's a happy kid and never complains once.
I love him because he's so smiley and positive.
   
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