Author Archives: Zachary Fenell

A review for Cure Choice's electric heating pad

Cure Choice Electric Heating Pad Product Review

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Links to the Cure Choice electric heating pad are Amazon affiliated links. As an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Living with cerebral palsy involves learning how to deal with pain and discomfort. Do not mistaken that statement for whining though. Rather, the comment merely acknowledges an honest reality. Oppose to dwelling on any…

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Writing Your WIP

Writing Your WIP

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Turning an idea into a published book entails a long journey. One requiring much time spent on what writers refer to as their work-in-progress, commonly abbreviated WIP. Perhaps you wish to write fiction and boost cerebral palsy representation in literature. Or maybe you plan to pen a memoir, aiming to inspire others with your true-life…

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Staying Strong Aging with Cerebral Palsy

Staying Strong Aging with Cerebral Palsy

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The following post includes Amazon affiliate links to products which help me continue feeling good while aging with cerebral palsy. As an Amazon affiliate I earn from qualifying purchases. Aging presents challenges for everyone. That proves especially true in the cerebral palsy community. Despite CP’s categorization as a non-progressive disorder. Like the Annals of Rehabilitation…

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Growing another year wise by answering birthday reflection questions.

Birthday Reflection: Another Year Older and Wiser

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My birthday reflection contains Amazon affiliate links. As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Your favorite cake sits before you. Radiating a delicious glow. Or, maybe that glow comes from the flickering candles on top the cake’s surface. “Make a wish” your loved one encourages. To risk coming across as rude, let me…

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CP Awareness with a Celebrity Twist!

CP Awareness with a Celebrity Twist!

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The following post contains Amazon affiliate links. These links to books will help you fulfill my CP awareness recommendation, “Get to know the individuals with cerebral palsy.” As an Amazon affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases. To begin, know this post will not cover actual celebrities with cerebral palsy (CP). Names ranging from actors RJ…

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Disability Stereotypes Hiding in Everyday Conversations

Disability Stereotypes Hiding in Everyday Conversation

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Instantly after hearing the words, my mouth twitched. Hesitancy grasping me. Should I say something? The comment possessed innocent intentions, a compliment in fact. Yet the wording emboldened disability stereotypes. “Zach is the most non-disabled, disabled person I’ve met.” Even sharing the story here leaves me feeling guilty. The person who said that meant well.…

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Guest blogger Eric Tress offers his tips on getting involved in the fun this holiday season.

Holiday Season Guide for Getting Involved in the Fun! (Guest Post)

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Enjoying the holiday season can prove challenging when living with cerebral palsy. Lacking accessibility and/or wintery conditions may turn festive occasions into real-life nightmares. Or even worse, leave you a spectator. Watching everyone else celebrate while you spend the holidays alone.  To prevent this, guest blogger Eric Tress offers practical tips for getting involved in…

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Destigmatizing Mobility Aids

Destigmatizing Mobility Aids

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*The following post is sponsored by Millercare Mobility Specialists, the leading mobility aids company in the North West of England. A quiet stigma frequently surrounds mobility aids. Negativity which manifests in various ways. Whether walking aids like a walker or cane. Or mobility devices such as a wheelchair or scooter. Sometimes the stigmatizing reflects within…

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