Hi! My name is Raenell and I’m a junior in college in the creative writing department. I like to write poetry and short stories, and I do a little dancing on the side.

I have hemiplegic cerebral palsy and I was diagnosed at two months old. Along with writing poetry and dancing, I also do a little baking on the side. What I wish people knew about cerebral palsy is that having it is not uncommon. When I tell people that I have cerebral palsy, they look at me like, “what are you talking about?”

Cerebral palsy is the most commonly known disability and I just wish more people were educated on it.

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