Cerebral Palsy

Day 1411: Rest in peace ammachi

“Life has to end. Love doesn’t.” ― Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven   It’s 10  : 20  AM on day 1411 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray, read Psalm 98, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and bananas for breakfast,  publish my Disability of the Day feature and listen to music – listening to…

Day 1410: Too Young to Wed

Good intentions don’t always lead to positive actions– that’s what I realized two days ago.   It’s 12  : 17 PM on day 1410 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Psalm 97,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana for breakfast,…

Day 1409: The 7 Words My Brother Uttered That Moved Me

“Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., Life’s Little Instruction Book: 511 Suggestions, Observations, and Reminders on How to Live a Happy and Rewarding Life   It’s 12  : 33 PM on day 1409 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth, feed myself…

Day 1408: Does the world define you by your challenges because you do?

The world will stop defining you by your challenges when you do – that’s what I realized this morning.   It’s 12  : 20 PM on day 1408 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,  read Psalm 95,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself oats with banana for breakfast, stretch…

Day 1407: There are no Superheroes, Just Us: My Journey with Malala by Shiza Shahid

“Anything I wanted to change I had the power to affect.” – Shiza Shahid, There are no Superheroes, Just Us: My Journey with Malala – Shiza Shahid at TEDxMidAtlantic   It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1407 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth, feed myself bran flakes for…

Day 1406: Bring back our girls

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.   It’s 1  : 01  PM on day 1406 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, read Psalm 93, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  publish my Kid of the Week feature, feed myself a peanut butter sandwich and a banana  for breakfast and go to…

Day 1405: A lesson taught to me by a “poor” man

You don’t need money to make a difference – that’s what a “poor” man taught me.   It’s 12  : 00 PM on day 1405 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray,  brush my teeth,   read Psalm 92,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, feed myself oats with bananas for breakfast and go visit…

Day 1404: Eradicate AIDS campaign over

Great things can be achieved with perseverance and the help of a lot of friends – that’s what fundraising has taught me.   It’s 12  : 53 PM on day 1404 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth,   read Psalm 91,  publish my Disability of the Day feature and feed myself bread…

Day 1403: Serve the world for 67 minutes on Mandela Day 2014

“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless,…

Day 1402: Do you try to do things perfectly or do you just try to do things to the best of your abilities?

Don’t try to do things perfectly just try to do things to the best of your abilities – that’s what Cerebral Palsy has taught me.   It’s 3  : 05 PM on day 1402 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,…