#CPChatNow Recap- 02-01-2017

Various topics arose Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 during our weekly cerebral palsy Twitter chat #CPChatNow. I am co-host Zachary Fenell, ready to summarize everything up into a neat, easy to read recap. Hopefully you enjoyed last week’s recap, compiled by interim co-host Devin Axtman.

Devin continues to fill in admirably for co-host Blake Henry while Blake studies abroad. Tweets from Blake with the hashtag CPChatNow indicates our community remains on his mind. Although due to the time difference, said tweets come outside chat hours. So I thought to begin our February 1st chat by retweeting Blake’s latest update.

Zachary retweets Blake's latest update from Spain.Early on in the chat I also announced the date for our February Google Hangout. This led to some jokes.

#CPChatNow's February 2017 Google Hangout will be Thursday, February 16th.To fully appreciate the echoing humor, you needed to attend our January Google Hangout. Make sure you find your place on the Hangout invite list. Send a DM to Devin and/or me to request receiving the Hangout link Thursday, February 16th.

Usually around 8:30pm ET participants multi-task, contributing to our conversation and watching Speechless. ABC airing a Speechless rerun caused disappointment.

Hannah is bummed to find Speechless a repeat.My interim co-host Devin questioned the broadcasting strategy where you air reruns in consecutive weeks.

Devin thinks airing reruns multiple weeks in a row could cause confusion to viewers.Community regular Hannah pointed out such a strategy seeks to garner a show new viewers. Still, she agreed with Devin.

Meanwhile participant Jen Coventry, after a long day, arrived late to the chat. A fall on ice landed her in the ER. The situation left me referencing a comment I made two weeks ago. I joked we should all move to Tucson, Arizona and establish a snow-free society.

Snow can be very dangerous to the CP community. Jen's fall offers one example.Injuries soon became the dialogue’s concentration.

#CPChatNow participants recall the worst injuries they have endured.Jen's worst injury was an infection.Time to keep the conversation going. Answer for the week’s extend-the-conversation question “What is the worst injury you’ve had to endure?” Respond in the “Comments” section.

Another noteworthy topic that emerged during the February 1st chat involved startle reflex.

Jen Coventry didn't always know startle reflex was connected to cerebral palsy.Both Jens’ comments illustrates how knowing others with cerebral palsy aids in better understanding your own cerebral palsy. Perhaps you will learn something regarding your cerebral palsy tonight. Join us on Twitter starting at 8pm ET. First though, remember to answer the extend-the-conversation question.

This week's extend-the-conversation question asks "What is the worst injury you've had to endure?" “What is the worst injury you’ve had to endure?”

Leave your reply in the “Comments” section below.

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#CPChatNow Recap- 03-23-2016

#CPChatNow co-founder and co-host Zachary Fenell here again to recap this week’s live Twitter chat. Early on staying fit with cerebral palsy emerged as a popular topic.

The CPChatNow community discusses how they stay active despite their cerebral palsy.Members in the CPChatNow community discuss buying trikes.The conversation proved fitting given a question posed to #CPChatNow previously in the week.

"How do you stay fit with cerebral palsy?" is this week's extend-the-conversation question.Now the best time to ask our community questions stands Wednesdays during the live chats (8pm ET-10pm ET). Obviously though, I make an effort to track #CPChatNow tweets throughout the week. Since @JourneyWithCP‘s question aligns with last night’s discussion, let us make her question the week’s extend-the-conversation question. Answer by commenting on this post. “How do you stay fit with cerebral palsy?”

Additionally to staying fit, other cerebral palsy related issues sparked dialogue. Talk about politicians turned to talk about Donald Trump which then became talk about political correctness.

Participants in the #CPChatNow community discuss political correctness.Weather crept into the conversation too. That led to a tip for handling startle reflex amidst thunderstorms.

This tip helps with startle reflex during thunderstorms.On a final note I shared a teaser for next week’s chat.

Next week I will announce our April Google Hangout details and maybe more!

Keep the conversation going! Share how you stay fit with cerebral palsy.

Answer this week’s extend-the-conversation question in the “Comments” section.

Curb the anticipation for next week’s live cerebral palsy Twitter chat. Begin by answering this week’s extend-the-conversation question.

“How do you stay fit with cerebral palsy?”

Again, answer by leaving a comment in the “Comments” section below. Once you respond, gear up for Easter!   Spend time with loved ones and make Easter 2016 one to remember!

Happy Easter!