Category Archives: Advocacy

After talking up the AXSChat community a lot,Zachary Fenell takes time to write a formal testimonial for the community.

AXSChat Testimonial

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To educate and dispel cerebral palsy misconceptions in a fun, engaging way. That remains my website’s mission statement. Successful fulfillment relies on remembering there will always remain more to learn. Lately I am turning to the AXSChat community to obtain said knowledge. The AXSChat mention probably comes as no surprise to those who follow me…

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Speak Up: Add Your Opinion on the inspirational compliment.

Speak Up: Add Your Opinion On the “Inspirational” Compliment

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“You are inspirational.”  Those words you may, depending on your cerebral palsy, remain acquainted with or know well. There exists a correlation between inspiration and cerebral palsy. Well, disability in general. While my peers in the CP community likely realize where I am going with this, I imagine able-bodied readers thinking “Nice! You’re inspirational.” Yeah……

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I’ve Been Burned: How I Became the Cerebral Palsy Vigilante

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Training for a half marathon (13.1 miles) requires much hard work. Effort that proves worthwhile. Rewarding even! Personally, one such reward came surprisingly via a Team IBB sponsorship. IBB stands for I’ve been burned. Honestly, I never envisioned the term “sponsored athlete” describing me. Heck, for a very long time “athlete” remained a stretch. Specifics…

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Think creatively on how to raise awareness for your cause.

Living Your Awareness Initiative

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Life experiences shape you. Whether personal or through what your loved ones encounter, experiences make you care. Once you care, you probably uncover a desire to make others care too. That explains why so many national awareness days and months exist. Seriously, go take a look at www.nationalcalendarday.com. Perhaps someone can propose a National Awareness…

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