I said my lines out loud and clear with meaning and emotions..no nervousness..In front of a pack house of over 600 people who care to make a difference in the world of individuals with different types of what I now call imperfections..a quote from my speech I may be soft spoken put I am very proud of my voice.. this voice is the one that wants to see and make changes and because of my UCP team..things in my future is looking promising...everyone deserves an full filling life..
When UCP had ask me if I wanted to take Part in doing something at the women who care event I was not sure what will be my duty but I was happy.
ggfdsssI was born with Cerebral Palsy.
I use my wheelchair for mobility.
It's my hotrod.
As you might imagine wheelchairs and houses in New York City don't mix.
When my home became unsafe for my wheelchair UCP was there to help.
They built me a ramp and made modifications to my home, So I could get around safely.
They helped open the doorway to my independence,
Like most teenagers I couldn't wait to try new things.
It wasn't always easy though people were hesitant to get to know me because of my disability.
I longed for more friends and fun in my life, so I joined UCP's Saturday rec program and summer day camp.
During this time a whole new world opened up for me.
I felt empowered and excited.
I am more confident in my abilities than ever before I still use UCP for support.