This past week in #CPChatNow was bouncing as always. Members talked about what they are reading and what gifts CP has given them. Also, we have a focus chat on 1/22! This is #CPChatNow co-host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the recap.
First, we have an exciting announcement at #CPChatNow. We will be doing a focus chat with member and former Paralympian, Ayden “The Jet” Jent. You can read Ayden’s bio here.
Next, Zach asked members what they are currently reading. Members shared a variety of different books and Chris shared Haben Girma’s memoir, the story of a deafblind woman graduating from Harvard Law School and becoming a lawyer for disability rights.
I bring up reading because in more exciting news #CPChatNow co-host, Zachary Fenell, is going to release his book, Off Balanced, in paperback! You can buy it now in Kindle form here.
Finally, we move to a great question asked by Blemi. She asked what Cerebral Palsy had given people. Members shared a variety of different positives which illustrates the wide variety of experiences in disability.
This brings us to our Extend-The-Conversation Question: What do you like about your CP?
Please share your answers in the comments and join us for the focus chat on Wednesday, January 22nd at 8 Eastern.
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.