Hi, I’m Melissa. I’m 43 and was diagnosed with extremely mild cerebral palsy when I was 11.

I love to read — mostly John Grisham novels. I also like to play Nintendo Switch with my daughter and spend time with family and friends and scrapbooking.  I’m a huge Disney animated movies fan, and my favorite is Beauty & the Beast, which I would love to see on Broadway.   I love exploring new places and am hoping to go on a trip with a friend next summer.

I wish people didn’t look down on me or treat me the way they do just because I have CP and am a single mom.  I also wish people knew there were different types of CP — and  that people didn’t think CP is contagious.

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