Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month is coming to an end.
I want to thank all of those who wore Green on March 25th, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. I received a few emails stating that their coworkers wore Green that day after reading my Facebook Challenge. Ya'll are AWESOME!!!!!
Today, I am going to tell you about some people with Cerebral Palsy. I am absolutely sure there are many more . If anyone comes to mind, please do share.
Josh Blue is my favorite comedian with Cerebral Palsy. His act centers around his disability. Most of us with CP can so relate to him and laugh about it.
Abbey Nicole Curran was the first MISS USA PAGEANT contestant with a disability, representing IOWA. You go girl!
Bonner Paddock who wasn't diagnosed until he was 11 years-old played sports, In 2008, he was the first person with CP to reach the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. He is the founder and chairman of the OM Foundation that raises money to build early learning centers providing various types of therapy to children with disabilities.
Dan Keplinger is an artist known as King Gimp. His art is awesome.
Geri Jewel is a comedian, actress author and motivational speaker. You may have seen her on Facts of Life where she became the first person with CP to be on a prime time TV show.
Christy Brown is the author of his autobiography of My Left Foot that was turned into a movie. He has a severe form of CP. He was nearly paralyzed and couldn't speak until he moved his left foot. His mother than taught him to speak, read and write. His story is truly inspirational.
RJ Mitte: An actor on Breaking Bad. He serves a spokesman of actors with disabilities for the Screen Actors Guild. He is also an Ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy.
Jerry Taylor is the only person to jog across America with crutches. He is a motivational speaker and participated in running over 30 marathons and climbed the top of over 14,110 foot Pike's Peak.
See folks, there are so many others with CP who have conquered so many challenges. They have extraordinary lives. This is a list of only a few but the ones who make me smile when I hear their names.