Due to my Cerebral Palsy, I have spasticity which makes me have involuntary contractions that cause stiffness in my muscles. When I was 8, I had a pump device surgically implanted in my lower abdomen that delivers a medication called Baclofen directly into my spinal canal via a shunt line. Baclofen relaxes my muscles… Continue reading YEP, I HAVE DEFINITELY BEATEN A COMA AND DEATH!!!!!!!!
Not having the use of my voice because of Cerebral Palsy has been one of my biggest challenges. However, my life is full of possibilities because of technology. I use this computer called a Microsoft Surface with an Eyegaze to communicate. There's a camera at the bottom that picks up my retina in my eye,… Continue reading Vysor- Mirroring Application Helps People with Disabilities
From the time I was born to being a freshman at my hometown’s university, Houston has been where I felt the safest to call home. Growing up in one of Houston's suburbs, The Woodlands was one of the stepping stones that raised me up to be an independent woman as I am today.… Continue reading My Journey Coming To The University of Houston
(WOMENSENEWS)—Being born with any kind of disability can outcast you. Already, you are sitting in a corner feeling like there is nowhere you belong. As a bisexual girl with a disability, I’m beyond trying to fit in. When I was born, I lost oxygen, which led me to have cerebral palsy. I am nonverbal and… Continue reading Teen with Cerebral Palsy Finds Acceptance in LGBTQ+ Community