For @Hemihelp’s Hemiplegia Awareness Week, here is my Acrostic piece…
Has been a challenge, but we all have different challenges in life, my hemiplegia is just one to meet, others have bigger obstacles
Even though it was tough growing up with a “different looking hand” I realised by adulthood that your personality defines you, not just your disability
My parents really helped and encouraged me to defy the doctors who said I wouldn’t play sports
I have lots of people to thank along the way for their time, love & support
Positive thinking always helps!
Left handed hemiplegia is something I now cherish, not regret having
Electric tin openers and automatic cars are fantastic for folks with hemi (why would you use a manual one given the choice?! LOL)
Gym work has enabled me to push the boundaries of what I thought my hemi side could do
I’m always open to people asking ‘what happened to your hand?’
And finally, my left hand is not ‘weaker’, it just has a different structure!