The poem I’m about sharing is going to be on cerebral palsy. Before then, I would like to define cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy commonly referred to as “CP” and described by loss or impairment of motor function. Cerebral palsy is actually caused by brain damage which could be of brain injury or abnormal development of the brain that occurs while a child’s brain is still developing before birth, during birth or immediately after birth.
HEAVEN’S VERY SPECIAL CHILD
It was time again for another birth
A child cried and everyone smiled
This child was heaven’s special
She grew up and the whole world saw her.
She was not broken but beautiful
Challenged not challenging
Her progress may be slow, accomplishments she may not show. Though she will require extra care, she is not a burden, she is Blessed.
At the play ground she will see her folks run here and there. She may not be able to run or laugh or play.
Her thoughts may seem quite far away. So many times she will be labelled “Different”, helpless and disabled.
Yes she may be Different but not less.
To the world’s eye, she may never be normal but she can be better than normal. We all have the same smile on our face.
She is strong not because she wants to be but because she has to be.
Cerebral Palsy is not a choice but Acceptance. Though it can be defined, having cerebral palsy does not define the person that has the condition.
PS: It is their disability and not who they are.
This is Kobby kyei, CEO of ptus_foundation, a new NGO.
He is a strong advocate for cerebral palsy and physically challenged children. Let’s help in supporting him.