By Heaven Ramsey
Throughout my life I have kind of felt like I don’t fit in anywhere. When I was small it felt like there was no one like me in this world. I wasn’t quite like all my friends at school because I had mild CP and was only in mainstream classes yet I felt not quite like anyone else I met with a disability either.
As a small child it was so hard to find acceptance of my CP and to truly understand it is ok to be unlike anyone else. Everyone is different. I truthfully struggled with this for quite some time. Those of us with a mild disability struggle extremely hard to find our place in the world.
Sometimes it can seem as if you aren’t accepted anywhere. This is where acceptance of yourself is very important. The realization, that in all honesty, no one is like anyone else can be a hard one to reach. Once you find it you feel as if a weight has been lifted from your shoulders!
To be yourself in a world that doesn’t embrace differences can be difficult. It is within yourself you will find the light to sparkle like a diamond! In the end you are perfect just the way you are and you just need to believe that for yourself. Never be afraid to be yourself, believe in yourself and understand no matter what the world thinks it’s within yourself you will find acceptance.
Heaven Ramsey is 14 years old and has a diagnosis of mild spastic diplegic cerebral palsy.
She has a Facebook awareness page called A Stairway To The Stars Heaven’s Journey With CP and is a cofounder of CP DreamTeam merchandise. Heaven also writes for The Mighty and lives in Tennessee.