#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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