Hey everyone! So, funny story: I was at City MD the other day getting a COVID-19 test (don’t worry, everything’s fine). When the nurse asked me for my birthday, she remarked “Oh, April 17th is coming up soon.” And I thought: Oh wow, you’re right! My next thought was: Hmm… what do I want for my birthday?
So, after some pondering, I have determined that I would be immensely honored if you, my merry band of Facebook friends, could find it in your hearts (and wallets) to donate to The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
Don’t worry, I won’t give you a long spiel. All that is important is to say that they have had a big influence on my life as a disabled adult; their support group has been a godsend not just for me but for many others as we all navigate the unknown waters of adulthood with CP. Historically, there has been no literature nor research on life with CP after adolescence, so we all have to journey this together and find out what it’s like for ourselves.
Okay, that’s way too much talk of disability for one post (says the guy with Cerebral Palsy who never talks about it). So, what do you say that we all send me off into 31 years by making sure the Weinberg Center is around to help many others? Thank you, and now that there’s a vaccine, I look forward to one day seeing you all face to face—and celebrating!