Something I've never been 100% comfortable in for the majority of my life is discussing the fact that I was born with Cerebral Palsy. It's something that for whatever reason has always been a touch out of my comfort zone. When i was younger I had to wear leg splints; something as a child i was extremely self conscience about to the point where I asked my old man if he could spray paint them green to fit the colour of my school socks. Which to the great mans credit; he did, although I could sense the disappointment in his response that I hadn't asked them to be yellow and black. The self conscientiousness ticked over to my adult life, where every now and then someone might ask why i'm limping - to which i used to always respond with the fact i'd hurt my leg and quickly change the topic. As i've gotten older (rounder, balder and my nose growing somehow bigger) i've learnt that having CP is not something to shy away from or feel uncomfortable about - it's something to be proud of and something that I can use to raise awareness in helping people who are less fortunate than me in the severity of CP that they suffer from. As a small stepping stone to doing this; i'm committing to run 120km throughout the month of June and would really appreciate your support in this endeavour as I attempt to raise money for Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood physical disability. And with an Australian child being diagnosed with CP every 20 hours your help is needed now more than ever. Your donation today will help our dedicated therapists provide the vital ongoing support children and adults living with CP need, and help fund world leading research into the treatment and prevention of CP.
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