As World CP Day approaches on October 6th, we invited our members to share their stories and how CPABC has helped them thrive.
Meet Ethan: Ethan is 21 years old. He is going into his fourth year of creative writing at Langara College. Ethan enjoys sit-skiing, going to football games and hanging out with his friends. Cerebral palsy affects Ethan in every aspect of his life. He can’t walk, talk, or use his hands very well, so Ethan requires a companion to help him with his personal needs. He says he feels really lucky to have such a great support team because they bring so much joy to his life and make having cerebral palsy that much easier.
How CPABC has helped
Ethan says that the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC has helped him in several ways. Before Ethan started going to the youth group at the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC, he didn’t want to interact with other people with disabilities because he didn’t want to associate himself with disabled people. After Ethan started going to the youth group, he got more comfortable with interacting with other people with disabilities. He also really appreciates the bursary that the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC gave him to help pay for his college tuition.
We are so glad that Ethan is part of the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC and that it has provided him with support in his endeavours.
About World CP Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a global movement of people with cerebral palsy and their families, and the organizations that support them, in more than 60 countries. The day is an opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness and take action to ensure that people with CP have the same rights, access and opportunity as anyone else in their communities.
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