My Story – Living with Cerebral Palsy 

I was born with Cerebral Palsy, spastic diplegia. But this was unknown until I started taking my first steps. In this type of CP, I have stiffness in my muscles and it affects my arms as well. I have difficulty walking, the tightness in my hips and leg muscles causes my legs to pull together, turn inwards and cross at the knees, which is also known as scissoring. Walking in this way, to me, was normal and whilst growing up I adapted the best I could to continue living my life. 

Written by Charles van Berckel - Kit's Dad and Bobath Trustee

 

My name is Lucy Reynolds and I am a public speaker, academic researcher, writer and advocate for disability rights.  I am passionate about changing perceptions of disability through sharing the insights and knowledge gained from my PhD research and first-hand through my own experiences. 

Written By Mark -  Charlie's Dad

After months of fundraising and stressing over what or where might be best to help Charlie we arrived in London to start 2 weeks of therapy at the Bobath Centre.

Hiiiiii! My name is Emily Nicole Roberts, I’m 22 and I have a condition called cerebral palsy. 

My type of cerebral palsy, spastic quadplegia, means that I have increased muscle tone and weakness in all four limbs including my abdomen. Hence my need for a wheelchair as I cannot walk unaided. 

I work in a bridal shop full time as a receptionist and have a Jack Russell Terrier called Bobby. 

My true passion is creating online content on Youtube to educate, empower and encourage individuals with and without disabilities to watch my life and value their own.