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Cerebral Palsy Month

 

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Don’t feel bad if you did not know that. I didn’t, either, until someone recently slapped a picture of a green ribbon and a message wishing me a ‘Happy CP Awareness Month’ on my Facebook page. I always thought March was Women’s History Month. ~ Maysoon Zayid, actress

When I was born, I had a birth injury in my second and third vertebrae. It gave me what they called spastic paralysis, which is actually cerebral palsy. ~ Leon Russell, musician

Talking to people is important to me as someone who has cerebral palsy. I know what it’s like to have people not talking to me because they are scared they would ask the wrong question, but I would rather have an honest dialogue as long as it comes from an honest place. ~ Zach Anner, comedian

My grandmother, Nina Eaton, founded United Cerebral Palsy. At the time that my father was born with it, there were no resources for people with the condition. So my grandmother and grandfather, who lived in Brooklyn, tried to reach out for some type of resource or support, and people just told them to institutionalize my father. ~ Meredith Eaton, actress

For me, cerebral palsy wasn’t the biggest deal, because I always had it. You know, you always work with what you got. ~ Zach Anner, commedian

I am a hardcore foodie, which means I love to eat. I was also born with cerebral palsy, which means I shake all the time – so cooking is not my thing, as I am banned from being around knives and fire. Those who cannot cook, watch, and I am obsessed with cooking shows. ~ Maysoon Zayid, actress

I’m not saying ‘I have cerebral palsy, pay attention to me.’ We all have problems, and we have to figure out how to live our best life. ~ Zach Anner

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