And a warm welcome to my page.
By the time this would be online, I would be 24 years old! And that got me thinking off where my life is heading.
It is kind of difficult to relate without a little background information. I try and keep it brief:
- I have CP (Cerebral Palsy) from birth, the funny part is I couldn’t tell you what happened! I keep on getting various stories. I guess at the end of the day it doesn’t really matter. I still had to grow up with the disability. It mainly affected my right hand, my legs and my speech.
- My childhood was pretty average, growing up in London, well apart from the operations that were too many to count.
- Went to primary school, I had the best group of friends. Had me in tears when it was time to leave.
- Before high school, I had begun using an electric wheelchair.
- Secondary School, ‘sigh’, I had a rough time with bullies, particular with me jumping.
- It wasn’t all negative, I made one or two really close friends and that the school really help shaped me into the insane sports person in today.
- I’ve gotten stronger and started using a manual wheelchair.
- I joined a wheelchair basketball club which was Friday after school. Which I quickly find my favourite sport. I was good enough for the U19’s Junior League team, and our team got 3rd place!
- At the end of school, I grew frustrated, and I couldn’t wait to leave school. Went to college and I was bullied there, so that didn’t last long.
- I injured my left shoulder and took a break from basketball. I got carers and find a snooker hall, which I discovered my new sport, and I played snooker for four years straight. I tried out a few competitions, which I didn’t do that well but was worth it for the experience.
- In 2012, round the time of the Olympics, I was likely enough to be a member of the Torch Bearer Team! Which has to be one of my proudest moment to date.
- 2014, my parents moved out of London, and I had to go with them.
- With a great team of Carers, Physio, Trainer and Counsellor. (sorry if I miss out anyone)
That’s a very brief account of my life, so far.
As I said in the beginning, I’m going to be 24, and I have been thinking as of late, I haven’t really done much in the past four years. And my body is starting to become more challenging to work with. So instead of fading away. At the beginning of 2018, I said to myself, I got to attempt more activities and not sit on my butt all day.
2018 is going to be my fresh new start for me, and I can take control of my life and face it head on! Nothing can stop me.
I will be sharing my experiences.
Is going to be a long road ahead and I’m going to enjoy every second of it!