This past week in #CPChatNow was busy as always. With the holidays coming up members talked about the difficulty of gift wrapping and the greatest gift they have ever given. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, members talked about the difficulty of wrapping gifts with CP:
Next, members talked about the greatest gift they have ever given with a variety of cool answers:
Don’t forget our Hangout Thursday, December 27th and answer our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What is the best gift you have ever given someone?
This past week #CPChatNow was lit as always. Members talked about claiming handicapped parking spots and what makes someone strong. This week’s chat was also a unique chat as it was #CPChatNow’s 5th anniversary. Members talked about positive effects from #CPChatNow and what they would make the official theme song of #CPChatNow. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, Blemi sparked an intriguing discussion by asking if she should feel guilty for claiming the only handicapped parking spot:
Next, there was an enlightening discussion sparked by Shira’s tweet asking what members thought made someone strong in a community that is often seen as strong by default:
I added in the importance of attitude towards others:
Zach asked about how #CPChatNow had been a positive and many members talked about a positive of finding community. Cirán discussed the positive of his distrust of escalators being validated from a previous discussion about the dangers of using escalators with CP:
Zach then asked members what they would make the official theme song of #CPChatNow:
This brings to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What is the theme song of your life with CP? Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday at 8 Eastern on #CPChatNow on Twitter
This past week the #CPChatNow Cerebral Palsy Twitter chat was bumping as always. Members talked about their holiday wish list, what they wanted to be when they grew up, and what they feel is the worst occupation for someone with CP. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Not surprisingly, members’ holiday wish lists dominated the early conversation. Members shared their gifts were becoming more practical as they aged.
Next, members talked about what they wanted to be when they grew up as a kid. There were definitely some amusing answers, but some also achieved their goal!
Zach and I had a common goal, playing baseball. I had a little bit more lofty ambitions however, and Ayden would like to be the Leader of the Free World!
Zach asked about the occupations that members felt were the worst for people with CP. Dave shared some difficult positions he has had, a stagehand and line cook.
Heather won the unofficial title of Tweet of the Night with a tightrope walker being the worst occupation for someone with CP
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation question: What was your dream job when you were growing up and did CP require you to change it? Please share your answer in the comments and join us at #CPChatNow on Twitter at 8 Eastern each Wednesday.
This past week’s #CPChatNow occured on Halloween and as you might guess, there was a lot of talk about Halloween and how it related to CP. Members talked about costumes, trudging through the snow, and going up stairs. Also, I burned my finger. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, and I’m taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, co-host Zachary Fenell tweeted about a cool Beetlejuice costume that incorporated a wheelchair. Well done!
I shared my story of a burned finger due to an oven mishap and Zach and Hannah talked about difficulties with pot holders:
Next, talk turned to Halloween and Zach’s question of the most difficult part about Halloween with CP.
Jen answered Zach’s question by stating it was difficult to get to houses that had stairs.
I talked about the difficulty of putting a costume on and Zach mentioned the difficulty of putting on face paint:
Blemi then talked about the difficulty of having to trudge up and down the stairs in the snow:
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: Halloween is part of participating in your community. What improvements do you wish for that would make it easier to participate in your community?
Please share your answers in the comments and join us tomorrow night at 8 Eastern time on Twitter.
This past week’s #CPChatNow Twitter chat was lively as always. Members talked about their latest accomplishments, the newest season of Speechless, a runner with CP being signed to a pro contract by Nike, and changes in the weather. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Timmy shared his latest research that he presented at a conference. Great work Timmy!
Next, members talked about the ongoing third season of Speechless on ABC.
Jen and Zach talked about the miserable weather in Texas and Cleveland:
Jen and Zach also tweeted about their hatred for severe weather and tornado sirens:
Finally, Zach tweeted about Justin Gallegos, the runner with CP who got a professional running contract with Nike. Please check out the video in this tweet. Please note that Justin has asked to have the phrase “suffers from CP” changed to “lives with CP.” We couldn’t agree more Justin. Run on!
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What are other types of representation you feel Cerebral Palsy or disability needs? Share your answer in the comments!
This past week in #CPChatNow was busy as always. This is Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Seth worked with his aide to reset his modem while speaking different languages. Zach shared he could have asked Blake to be a translator:
On a serious note, Zach shared he is participating in a suicide prevention documentary, discussing his friend’s suicide. You can find more information about the documentary at A Tale of Two Mothers. If you or someone you know needs help, please dial the National Suicide Prevention Hotline which is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255:
Zach asked what part of the day members feel at their physical best. We talked about being night owls that were forced by society to become morning people.
Finally, the Survivor premier was last Wednesday. Zach asked about how CP would impact someone’s ability to compete on Survivor:
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question: Which reality show would you like to participate in?
Please join us each Wednesday on Twitter at #CPChatNow at 8 Eastern!