Living with Cerebral Palsy

Published by: Circleville Herald
Written by: Steven Collins

Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture.

Cerebral Palsy is caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the developing brain that affects a person’s ability to control his or her muscles.

Trevor Lane, a 2016 Logan Elm High School graduate, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a young age, but despite what doctors have said, he hasn’t let that stop him from achieving his goals and dreams.

“My doctors told my parents that I would never be able to walk or talk and I’d be in a wheelchair my whole life and if I survived, I wouldn’t make it very long,” he said. “I did survive and as I got older and stronger, I moved from a walker to crutches and then I had a surgery to stretch my hamstrings and I was able to walk on my own without any assistance. It took me six years to walk without any devices.”

Lane said he was blessed to have attended Logan Elm.

“I was never bullied; I made lots of friends,” he said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience there. Salt Creek is not very handicap-accessible, but all my friends and my teachers were so accommodating and that helped me.” Click here to read the rest of the story

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