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Voices: Graduating College with Cerebral Palsy

By Miranda Casanova

I wrote my first article for USA TODAY College in August about navigating college life with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition. At the time that piece went live, I was two weeks away from the beginning of my last semester at Moorpark College. Now, my time at Moorpark has come to an end.

That’s right, people! I have successfully completed two and a half years of community college. I decided to write this piece after many readers reached out to me through social media asking what has transpired since my very first article. Well, whether you have been following along on social media or you are just now reading about my journey for the first time, enjoy!

When I finished my English final on Dec. 17, I was ecstatic to be done with the craziness that is finals. But I must admit that I was a little melancholy. The minute I turned in that essay, it hit me that the next college class I would be taking would be at a four-year university. While that has been my goal all along, Moorpark is the place where I started to believe in that goal. It is where I promised myself I would keep going no matter what.

Read the full story here.

 

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