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!
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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!
#CPChatNow was rocking as always last week. Members discussed the upcoming season of Speechless, the importance of senses, and what character they would be in a book. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, members talked about the upcoming season of Speechless.
Next, Hannah shared her excitement about new glasses. She shared how much easier life has been since regaining her vision:
Zach and Hannah discussed the loss of different senses and Hannah shared that she would likely deal OK with losing her hearing because of her knowledge of ASL:
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question, “Which of the five senses do you feel is the most important?” Leave your answer in the “Comments” section.
Continuing on, Zach asked what book people would add themselves to and how they would change the story.
Zach tweeted about being a character in To Kill A Mockingbird and sticking up for Boo Radley:
Make sure to keep the conversation going by answering the week’s extend-the-conversation question. Again that question asks, “Which of the five senses do you feel is the most important?” Leave your answers below!
This past week in #CPChatNow was bustling as always. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Zach announced that he is going to do a 5K as a warm up to another marathon in October:
Members also talked about doing a Real Housewives of CP program:
Jen and Hannah talked about Hannah’s dog Levi walking alongside her walker at PetSmart:
Finally, Zach talked about a moment at work when he accidentally pushed over a book cart a la WWE wrestler Braun Stroman:
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There was a bit of a change to #CPChatNow this week. The chat was moved to Tuesday to accommodate the 4th of July. However, the chat was still busy as members talked about how often they think about CP, burning calories, and doing chores. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
Talk started with whether members thought about their CP regularly.
Zach and Rachel talked about the impact (or lack-thereof) of CP on burning calories:
Next, talk turned to chores that are more difficult because of CP. Members quickly agreed that making the bed can be very difficult with CP:
Ironing remained another chore discussed:
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question: What is the most difficult chore for you with CP?
Share your answers in the comments and join us tonight at 8 pm eastern!
#CPChatNow was chipper this past week as members talked about things such as teaching their friends, what they would like their legacy to be, and whether they prefer moving or sitting activities. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, #CPChatNow would like to note the passing of someone who meant a lot to many in the cerebral palsy community, Dr. Karen Pape. Dr. Pape was a clinical neuroscientist and author. You can find her TED Talk here. She also did a focus chat for #CPChatNow. You can find the recap for the focus chat here.
Next, Amanda shared a story of a friend helping a man using a walker leave a restaurant. This is a great example of knowledge of disability expanding knowledge and empathy.
Legacy soon became an emerging topic, sparked by Dr. Pape’s death mentioned earlier. Community members discussed the legacies they want to leave:
Continuing the widespread dialogue, members talked about whether they prefer activities that involve movement or activities that involve sitting. The consensus was movement, but that a balance was necessary to prevent overwhelming fatigue. Hot showers were a favorite as well.
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question: What are your go to activities to get moving? Please share your answers in the comments!
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This past week in #CPChatNow was bustling as always. Members talked about recent hikes, riding bikes, and physical therapy being fun. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, I wanted to highlight a tweet from a member about something that occurred outside of the regular #CPChatNow window of 8-10pm eastern time each Wednesday. Regular member, Timmy, shared a photo of a weekend hike:
Timmy showed that #CPChatNow and people with CP are doing things all of the time!
Riding bikes was a common theme in this week’s chat after Zach shared a story about a man excelling at adaptive cycling. Zach and Linds chatted about their history of riding bikes:
The bike conversation went in another direction as Zach and I talked about how our physical therapists thought of fun ways to get us involved in physical therapy (PT):
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question, “What did your therapists do to keep you interested in therapy?”
Please share your answers in the comments and join us each Wednesday at 8pm Eastern on Twitter at #CPChatNow.