Wheelchair Daddy is BACK! It’s been a little while since I’ve written anything! Considering the past couple of years with the pandemic my inspiration for new content has been non-existent. 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 Wheelchair Daddy.
My name is Glenn, my wife and I both have cerebral palsy and we have a wonderful 9 year old son, who does not have a disability. Cerebral Palsy has many different ways of being acquired. Genetics/Heredity is NOT one of them. For me, my cerebral palsy was the result of a debacle in the hospital when my mother went in to give birth to me. Long story short, the umbilical cord was 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… Let’s think about this. Cerebral Palsy is essentially damage to the brain…damage typically results in an injury… sooo ?? Well I digressed, back to my story. The way cerebral palsy impacts me and my life is that I have a speech impediment and some 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 getting older with cerebral palsy.
I’m very thankful for what I am able to 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 catapulting down an embankment – that might not end well! What I have accomplished is nothing short of support from great parents, a supportive wife, and now a new fan .. my son!
Now, let’s take a minute to talk about Wheelchair Daddy.. Wheelchair Daddy was originally intended to share my experiences of fatherhood and what I found to work with navigating the needs of an infant independently. Well as my son became older and more independent as a result the creation of new content became increasingly more difficult. Well, then the pandemic hit and life just kinda hit the pause button and we were all stuck at home. Sooo…. The new and improved Wheelchair Daddy will still talk about being a dad and my experiences of sitting on my rear and raising a son. There will be a new twist in the focus of the content that will be centered around discussing life in general as a person with a disability, it will also cover things that may not be completely disability related but things I simply find interesting or useful. There will not be set frequency in posts. In general 2 to 3 articles a month.
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