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6 Reasons Why My Cerebral Palsy Is My Best Easter Gift

Around a holiday such as Easter, I tend to think about my journey and how blessed I have been to be on the journey that I have been on with Cerebral Palsy. From getting fitted for my first wheelchair at the age of five to being the person I am today as I choose to be guided by my faith and my belief for my faith. During this time and with all of this in mind, I wanted to step back and reflect on why I consider Cerebral Palsy to be the best Easter gift that I receive every year.

  1. Cerebral Palsy taught me strength: Over the years I have faced many obstacles and challenges from being the girl having to stay in a body cast for 8 weeks to learn how to walk again to learning how to type with my swan finger. Experiences like these taught me to be strong and have strength throughout my life.
  2. Cerebral Palsy has allowed me to see the world from a different perspective: I have always had a different perspective of the world and that has led me to many opportunities and getting the chance to meet people and educate them.
  3. Cerebral Palsy has taught me that everyone has a different story and that’s okay: In the course of my life with Cerebral Palsy I have gotten to meet so many people who have shared the same condition but we don’t share the same story. I have learned over and over again that it is okay we’re all made to be different.
  4. Cerebral Palsy makes me beautiful: I love everything about my body from my scars to swan fingers.
  5. Cerebral Palsy has made life an adventure: It’s no secret that Cerebral Palsy has made my life an adventure from having to chase my wheelchair down the road to the everyday action of meeting a variety of new people.
  6. Cerebral Palsy has taught me to love uniquely: Throughout my journey with Cerebral Palsy, I have learned to love uniquely and for that I’m forever thankful for to be able to see the beauty in people. Their flaws is an amazing thing.

Truly, Cerebral Palsy has been the greatest gift that I have received from our savior himself and I will forever appreciate it .

Tylia Flores

Tylia Flores is a 23-year-old born with cerebral palsy. Although her condition has affected her mobility, it has never affected her will and determination.

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