Posts in 'Stories'

My Wonderful and Crazy Life with CP

Stories, Updates

By: Ashley Mohesky Hello! My name is Ashley Mohesky. I’m 22 years old and I have mixed cerebral palsy. Mixed CP is a combination of spastic cerebral palsy and athetoid cerebral palsy, which causes involuntary movements in the body. When I was born, I weighed 2 lbs 3 oz and my brain lost about 3... Read More

Cortney’s Journey to Become a Model

Stories, Updates

By: Michele Kovack My daughter Cortney recently turned 20. She has moderate/severe cerebral palsy. Her journey of modeling started about 4 years ago. Being her mom, I always thought she was pretty and had a natural love for the camera. But I am her mom. Four years ago, someone on Facebook contacted me about her... Read More

Looking Back and Moving Forward: 10 Years After Lizzy’s Trial

Birth Injury, Stories, Updates

By: Lisa Viele Ten years ago we started our trial. I remember it clearly. Well, most of it. Lizzy was 5. We had moved from Sumter, SC to Myrtle Beach in 2003. My husband Damon was teaching and coaching. Same thing he did in Sumter. A brand new school opened and he was blessed to... Read More

Justice for Jordan: A Mother’s Story

Stories, Updates

By: Nicole Carter I’m now a single mom with three kids. Jordan is my youngest. I gave birth to Jordan in a Tennessee hospital in 2005, and that day changed my life. Since I have diabetes, I was going to a specialty clinic for high-risk mothers and having the non-stress test done twice a week.... Read More

Reflecting on 2014, Looking Forward with Hope

Stories, Updates

As we enter into the new year, I would like to take a look back on 2014. For me, the last two years have brought a lot of personal growth. There was one major positive change in 2014, during the spring of last year, when my sister and her daughter moved in with me. It... Read More

Reflecting on 2014, Looking Forward with Hope

Stories, Updates

By Crystal McClure As we enter into the new year, I would like to take a look back on 2014. For me, the last two years have brought a lot of personal growth. There was one major positive change in 2014, during the spring of last year, when my sister and her daughter moved in... Read More

Looking Back: Graduating High School with CP

Stories, Updates

Beautiful dresses and tuxedos have been donned by teens all across the nation for the Spring 2014 Prom season. Caps have been tossed into the air as a way of celebrating the biggest milestone of a teen’s life: graduating. Congratulations Class of 2014! Read More

A Grandmother’s Story: Seeking Answers and Help for Jakob

Stories, Updates

Rachel, the grandmother of a young boy with cerebral palsy, shares the story of her grandson’s difficult birth. After the mistakes made by hospital staff, her grandson Jakob did not get the oxygen his brain needed. This is their story of success and how attorneys uncovered the truth. I got there (to the hospital) about... Read More

Looking Back: Graduating High School with CP

Stories, Updates

Twelve years ago, I was one of those teens who participated in graduation. As mentioned in a previous blog for Cerebral Palsy Family Network, I was the first in my family on my father’s side to graduate from high school. I am also the only person in my family with a physical disability. Read More

Hope & Humor

Stories, Updates

When children require hospitalization there are a few things you should know, like upon arrival, if given the opportunity, use valet. Hospitals require so many handicapped parking spots that even with a handicapped sticker, if you don’t arrive before the crack of dawn, you’ll wind up trudging half a mile, in the sleet (in April, uphill, both ways), while pushing a luggage covered, anxious child filled wheelchair anyway. Read More