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We are all different!

As part of my research I have had the privilege to interact with several library workers with cerebral palsy.  It has reminded me of a very important part of self identifying as a person with CP.  I am a walker. Yes, it’s a little different, and I benefit from support, but it gets the job done. When people see me in action, they are really impressed,  They imply that I am better because I worked harder. Essentially distancing  themselves from a person with CP who is in a wheelchair.

The wheelchair is not a failure. One of my respondents described becoming much more efficient at work, because of the decision to use a chair.

We are all different, and all have different paths through life.

 

 

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