First of all, welcome to “Cerebral Dad.” My name is Keith. This is my website where I post things that I find interesting to share.
I have Cerebral Palsy and I’m currently a stay at home Dad- a software developer by trade. Before I go any further, let me share with you a quote from one of my published articles. When I was younger I wrote my story for a medical website – I think this helps to illustrate the feel this site will soon have:
Apparently, having cerebral palsy makes me different.
I’ve had cerebral palsy since birth and I’ll have it until I’m old and gray. There isn’t a day that I’m not reminded I have the condition. And there never will be a day I won’t have it. But in my mind’s eye, life is good: If anything, cerebral palsy has made me a stronger, more humble person. I can even say having cerebral palsy has contributed to my success.
Cerebral palsy — CP for short — is a condition caused by injury to the parts of the brain that control our ability to use our muscles and bodies. Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. Often the injury happens before birth. Sometimes it happens when a baby is being delivered or soon after being born. CP can be mild, moderate, or severe; I’m thankful I have a mild case…
Life is not about fitting in; it’s about standing out.” I don’t know who originally said that, but it became my mantra…
Whether I’m winning or losing, young or old, I will always have CP. That will make me different from everyone else, but it is up to me to decide how differently I present myself. For me, CP is not an excuse for bitterness or negative actions, but more of a reason to better myself or an excuse to try harder and be more successful.
Life can be funny, so why not beat it to the punchline?
Through our journey together you’ll find I love to tinker with electronics, cook and live life with friends. I don’t really like to write, so I promise my posts will be short and interesting. So, in the interest of keeping this short – let’s start making things together! Join me! Thanks for your support.
Keith – Cerebral Dad