Hello! It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything! Considering the past year with COVID inspiration for new content has been non-inspiring. But, enough of the gloom. I’M BACK and so is Wheelchair Daddy! March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month! I thought I would take this time of awareness to re-introduce myself and to re-launch my blog, Wheelchair Daddy.
My name is Glenn, my wife and I both have cerebral palsy and we have a wonderful son. Cerebral Palsy has many different ways of being acquired. Genetics/Heridity is NOT one of them. For me, it was a debacle in the hospital when my mother went in to give birth to me. Long story short, the umbilical cord got wrapped around my neck during birth which cut off oxygen to my brain. Which makes me wonder … why isn’t cerebral palsy considered a brain injury… hmmm?? Well I digressed, back to my story. The way cerebral palsy impacts my life is that I have a speech impediment and spastic movements. I was able to walk up until about 10 years ago. I don’t contribute that to cp directly, as cerebral palsy doesn’t get worse or better, it’s a stagnant condition. With that said, I do contribute my loss of being able to walk to the effects of cerebral palsy.
I’m very thankful for what I can do and what I’ve accomplished. In a funny, twisted sort of way I’m blessed by things I’m not able to do. Like catapult down an embankment – that might not end well! What I have accomplished is nothing short of great parents and a supportive wife.
Let’s talk about Wheelchair Daddy, the blog. Wheelchair Daddy was originally intended to share my experiences of fatherhood and what I found to work with navigating the needs of an infant. Well as my son became older and more independent content started to become increasingly difficult to create. Sooo…. The new and improved Wheelchair Daddy will still talk about being a dad and my experiences of fatherhood. However, it will also cover things that may not be completely disability related but things I simply find interesting or useful.