#CPChatNow Recap- 1/4/23

This past week in #CPChatNow sparked some interesting conversation about member’s relationship with CP and their hopes for 2023. This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.

First, Zach tweeted about a dream where he avoided a common nemesis for people with CP, escalators.

zach tweets about a dream where he was at the mall and avoided taking an escalator. I tweeted I usually realize I should've done something different but it's too late

Next, Zach asked what members are looking forward to in 2023.

zach asked what members are looking forward to in 2023. zach tweeted he is starting to train as a substitute at the reference desk and writing wise he has different events coming up.
veronica tweeted she is not sure she is looking forward to it, but she is turning 50 in November. chris tweeted she is hoping to finish her masters.

Finally, Zach asked about member’s relationships with CP. The question sparked an interesting discussion.

zach asks members to describe their relationship with CP. i tweeted adaptable with some days taking pride in my CP, some days annoyed by it and some days indifferent. chris tweeted mostly ok learning to adapt well with the only impacts coming from post impairment syndrome aging things.
timmy tweets accepted. he accepts it to the point he can push himself physically but it in reality it's really about how far mentally

This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: Have you ever had a dream related to CP? Please share your answers in the comments.

Thanks for reading!



#CPChatNow Recap- 09-21-2016

Anticipation remained high Wednesday, September 21st. Hi! I am Zachary Fenell back behind the keyboard. As #CPChatNow co-host I wish I could credit all the bursting excitement to our Twitter chat. However, the premiering Speechless deserves some dues.

Speechless stars Micah Fowler, a young actor with cerebral palsy. The show follows his character JJ and his family the Dimeos as they live life and deal with JJ’s CP. This includes JJ’s siblings Ray Dimeo (Mason Cook) and Dylan Dimeo (Kyla Kenedy). Each family member receives fitting screen time, at least in the pilot episode.

Anyways, I am not here to critique Speechless. Rather I am tasked to recap our latest Twitter chat. I mention the show because early on conversation centered on the subject.

Jen reminds people Speechless airs at 8:30pm ET.

The #CPChatNow community anticipates the Speechless premiere. While anticipation for Speechless remained high, we managed to discuss other topics. Community regular Hannah Pike shared a photo which escalated the dialogue.Majority of #CPChatNow participants seem to fear escalators.

Community members reveal their first reaction after spotting an escalator.Fear of escalators seems a common fear within the cerebral palsy community.Half an hour into the chat the conversation returned to Speechless.

Without posting spoilers #CPChatNow community members analyze the show.The Speechless analysis purposefully stayed general in an effort to prevent spoiling for regions with later air times. For those who watched the pilot, answer the following for the week’s extend-the-conversation question. “Do you plan to watch Speechless weekly?”  

Leave your reply via a comment in the “Comments” section. First though, continue reading the recap. In our second hour I posed a question which triggered chatter.

Zachary triggers conversation by asking "What is one subject you wish you could find more information on when it comes to life with cerebral palsy?" Aging with cerebral palsy proved one topic people want more information on.Most people displayed a curiosity in how cerebral palsy impacts the aging process. One certainty with aging involves seeking advice and emotional support. Items #CPChatNow can provide.

Shira seeks advice about jealousy and frustration.If need advice on life with cerebral palsy, join our Twitter chat Wednesdays, 8pm ET. Or, checkout the #CPChatNow Facebook fan page. Message us so we can discuss posting your question to the Facebook page.

Leave a comment answering "Do you plan to watch Speechless weekly?"Now before you go remember to answer the extend-the-conversation question. “Do you plan to watch Speechless weekly?”

Respond by commenting below. Talk with you later.