Abstract painting of world. The words world cerebral palsy day 7 oct. 2015 are on the right side.

Happy World CP Day!

Surprise… I am posting on a Wednesday! Today is World CP Day! YAY!! I decided to celebrate by coming up with my “10 Reasons I Love Having CP” List.

10. Palsy begins with the same letter as- you know what’s coming- PURPLE!!!

9. Before my speech became pretty easy to understand, I spelled out words when I spoke to people who couldn’t understand me. This led to me becoming such a wiz at spelling that I won several Spelling Bees in elementary school.

8. I can eat whatever I want and stay slim and trim(gotta love those involuntary muscle movements!).

7. I had a very eventful birth that makes for a great story!

6. I know that not being able to speak is not the same thing as having nothing to say.

5. Since writing with pencil and paper was always painful and time-consuming, I just learned how to memorize everything – a definite perk when studying for final exams!

4. To those without CP, a typewriter is an outdated method of written communication. To those with CP, a typewriter is a paintbrush. See a video of beautiful landscape portraits created with a typewriter by clicking here.

3. I know that regardless of the severity or type of one’s disability, everyone has something to contribute to the world.

2. I am reminded of the following truth everyday:

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” ~Mahatma Gandhi


And drum roll please….. The number one reason I love having CP is:

1. CP is part of what makes me who I am and I am PHENOMENAL!  🙂


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  • Victoria Gordon Findlay

    Thank you for contributing to my life in so many special ways!

  • vivian adams

    Allison, thank you for making my retirement days filled with joy. What a blessing to read your blogs. Love you much cousin Vivian.

  • Bernard Thompkins


    I loved your blog. Number 4 brought tears to my eyes. I was watching him create such beautiful art with his typewriter, and my thoughts went to you. You too have created such wonderful things using your own indelible spirit and wonderfully inspiring view of the world. You inspire me.

    I love you,