I was born at twenty-five week’s gestation, weighing in at only two and a half pounds.
I was given Last Rites within three days of my birth because I was predicted not to survive—but I had other plans.
Following my birth, I was transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). After ninety-one days, I was released and sent home.
At five years old, I was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, which affects my lower extremities.
After being diagnosed, I started physical therapy at my house. So began my time with physical therapists.
I had physical therapy twice a week at home until I went to school. I went to school and had physical therapy three times a week.
Due to my physical disability, I had many challenges throughout school.
When I was in college, I set out to write a book about my time through school with Cerebral Palsy.
To obtain a copy, you can download my book, My Disability Doesn’t Define Me, on Kindle or buy the paperback from Amazon.