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 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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#CPChatNow was brisk this past week. Members discussed competing as a Paralympic athlete, baby announcements, stubbornness, and the difficulty of trying to convince others to use mobility devices. This is #CPChatNow Co-Host, Devin Axtman, taking you along for the ride on this week’s recap.
First, we’re starting the recap with some happy news! The creator of #CPChatNow, Tim Wambach, from Handicap This just welcomed a baby girl. Congrats Tim!
Also, #CPChatNow welcomed a new member in Ayden Jent. Ayden is a Paralympian, two-time World Championship US team member, and Para Pan-Am silver medalist.
Next, talk turned to whether members had talked loved ones into using a mobility device. Zach and Hannah talked about coming to terms with using their respective mobility devices:
Discussion then turned to mobility aids being tools for independence:
Hannah and I then talked about how the experiences of CP make adjusting to a mobility device easier:
This brings us to our extend-the-conversation question: What has been your toughest form of disability related adjustment? Please share your answer in the comments!