#CPChatNow Recap- 10-25-2017

#CPChatNow had a lively chat as always this past Wednesday. Members talked about changing job duties, football teams letting teens with CP score, and whether intended good deeds are necessary and appreciated. I am your Co-Host, Devin Axtman, and I will be taking you along on the ride for this week’s recap.  Buckle up!

We’ll start this recap with Chris discussing her feelings surrounding changing job duties and the disability accommodation process at work:

Chris discussing recently amended job duties due to illness

Next, talk turned to a recent story out of New Jersey where a 7th grader with CP scored a touchdown when the other team kneeled.  Zach and Timmy both bemoaned the other team’s lack of effort:

Zach and Timmy bemoaning the lack of effort on a 7th grader with CP's touchdown

However, Zach and I also brought up Reese’s feelings in the matter:

Zach and Devin discussing how Reese's feelings were the number 1 priority in the touchdown

Finally, talk turned to helpful good deeds that people think they are doing related to your CP, but that are actually patronizing and harmful.  Zach started the conversation by recalling a story about someone repeatedly asking if he was alright while walking:

Zach asks about patronizing good deeds and discusses a story about someone repeatedly asking if he is OK

Zach and I discussed people pushing me in my wheelchair without me asking, something that happens frequently:

Zach and I discussing people pushing me in my wheelchair without asking while joking that all I have to do is avoid hills

Omens discussed frustration regarding being escorted to the school office due to dizziness and feeling her wishes were not totally respected.

Omens discussing her frustration about being escorted to the office after experiencing dizziness

This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What are some not helpful things people do to help with your CP?  Please share your answers in the comments.

Tweet you later!

-Devin
A cream colored notebook paper background. Black text that says: What are some not helpful things people do to help with your CP? A red ribbon with red text that says NOT HELPFUL is in the middle of the page while the multi-colored #CPChatNow logo is in the bottom left hand corner

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