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In 2001 I officially finished my Diploma of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing, but continued with Poetry as my teacher was fast facts awesome. She said “do what you feel cerebral palsy Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. People who have cerebral palsy may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments. like doing, don’t worry about word counts and due dates.” Since finishing TAFE I’ve had many articles published, and self- published two poetry books and children books – You Can, which encourages able-bodied children In Australia, one child is born every 15 hours with cerebral palsy. It is the most common physical disability in children. to accept and play with kiddies in wheelchairs and another about a bird with a ‘bung-leg’. So getting back to the beginning with scrolling through Facebook, maybe you now understand how I 34 000 There are 34,000 Australians with cerebral palsy. feel some days. In 13 out of 14 cases of cerebral palsy in Australia, the brain injury leading to cerebral palsy occurs either in the uterus (while the mother is pregnant) or before one month of age. Jacqui James blogs about her life as a non-verbal person with a severe physical disability at throughmyeyes7719.blog . She writes about music atm gigsninterviews.com . She dedicates this article to ‘My Loving, Dedicated and Selfless Mum, Anne Rogers’. Source: Cerebral Palsy Alliance, cerebralpalsy.org.au Fold, Pack, Cruise. 1300 622 633 www.scootersAus.com.au WH20535 Scooters ե͕}1|!ɵ\(%Ԁ$)%ȁ͔ե͔(ԼԼ܀́)ɕɅ(