What I’ve learned about my disability during COVID-19
The Coronavirus pandemic has been very difficult for me, like most people with disabilities, as I struggled to figure out how to navigate the disruption in day-to-day life and the community.
I am taking one day at a time. Like all intense experiences and challenges, being a person with Cerebral Palsy and dealing with the pandemic has taught some new lessons, including about my disability and how I view it.
So, what exactly have I learned about my journey and disability during the pandemic?
It’s okay to take longer to do certain tasks it doesn’t mean you have failed – Before the pandemic, I used to always feel that if I couldn’t complete a task due to my Cerebral Palsy, I have failed. But the pandemic has taught me that I shouldn’t be so hard on myself if I could not complete a certain task there is always tomorrow.
It’s okay to admit you have a bad day – Before the pandemic, I would never admit to someone that I had a bad day and got frustrated with my situation but now I’m more willing to accept and admit that I’ve had a bad day.
My disability makes my life an adventure – I learned that cerebral palsy has made my life a beautiful adventure with many stories and lessons to be learned from.
Cerebral Palsy makes me a stronger person – I learned to recognize and celebrate that Cerebral Palsy makes me a stronger person and there isn’t anything I can’t handle.
My condition does not define what I can or cannot do – During this pandemic, I have been able to achieve milestones. Like never thought I would start to write my memoir, or started my YouTube channel and a radio show and advocating for the Cerebral Palsy community.
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