Why Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month is Important

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I didn’t know until a few years ago that there was such a thing as Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. It took me by surprise, actually. My initial thought was: “Really? We need one?” It actually bothered me, at first, because I didn’t want people with my condition to be singled out anymore than they already were. On a personal level: I didn’t want to be singled out for my condition, when I go out in the world, any more than I already am.

Over the years, my perspective has changed. I think having an awareness month is good for society. It allows me the opportunity to answer questions people have. Not that I couldn’t and wouldn’t always do so. However, I feel like people are more apt during March because they are more likely to be actively thinking about them.

March being CP awareness month gives me the opportunity to use social media hashtags for it on all of my social media posts. This way, I can grow my audience and impart knowledge, which if you know me in my life outside of blogging: you know that part means a lot to me. I actually did a question and answer session on Twitter the other day that I enjoyed. I did that as a way to answer my most frequent questions. I had such a good time that my next blog post will be about my most frequently asked questions and what I want y’all to know about them.

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