This is my tilt challenge story I hope my story makes it into the showcase so I can go to Washington
I was not born with Cerebral Palsy but I received medical neglect during my stay in the intensive care, I development it. It effects my motor skills in my legs and arms but it does affect my "mind"
Doctors told my parents I would never be able to see, hear,talk or do anything for myself as a normal child.
From that day on my family and I saw a different point of view.
Filled of hopes, dreams and possibilities or even miracle.
As a child living with a condition facing with many challenges, I just wanted to be treated like everyone else.
I refuse to let anything get in my way and dig me down. As I grew up my left hand wasoften a fist, my head stayed to the left over the years after surgeries and intense therapyprogress was made!
At the age of 4
Department of education plan on placing me in a classroom with intellectually challenged students.
So they begin to use my disability as a way to define me from then.
I was the only one in my wheelchair in my classes.
I was in special education mainstream classes.
Stayed at the top of my classes academically.
Especiallyin my high school was where I stayed invisibleone.
Once they see my wheelchair they think I can't do anything. That’s when they were wrong. You can't judge a book by its cover.
They had no plan for my future and that was wrong.
The only plan they had was to place me in a special program due to my physical limitations.
It was up to me to make my future bright
As I started college, they already labeled as wheelchair bound a phrase which I refuse to be called.Itsa part of me
I am diagnosed mild mentally delayed. I am an advocate for those with disabilities and also serve on many committees, travel to Albany for the last year for meetings.
My goal is to write a book about my life.
I am also an honor student in college which makes me very proud of myself.
That proves physical disabilities can't stop someone from achievingtheir goal in life.