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Stories


Whether you are a person with cerebral palsy, carer, parent or friend of someone with cerebral palsy we want to hear your story.

Your story can be submitted as a written piece or video. For a written story please include a photo that we can include with the story (eg. an image that illustrates the theme of your story, self portrait, person with cerebral palsy in action, etc.).  

You can submit your story here.

Please allow 7-10 days for our Communications Team to review your story and help with editing. Once we are finished we will send it back to you for your approval before your story is published.


What I Would Tell You…….

01, January 0001

By Julie A. Keon I sensed someone watching me as I comforted my daughter after a particularly traumatizing dentist appointment at the Children’s Hospital. I looked up and saw you staring at us from across the waiting lounge. I didn’t pay much attention, as I have grown accustomed to the curious eye…

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A New Start for Katie

01, January 0001

by Shelley Lloyd We were the first appointment after lunch and the wait seemed to go on forever. But I suppose we’d already been waiting 14 years, what’s another 20 minutes. My husband and I and Katie were finally ushered into the neurologist’s office in Brisbane. He wasn’t one to muck around. “Yo…

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For those who say U Can’t, U Can!

01, January 0001

By Pattee Mak I had the pleasure to speak with Connecticut native and wheelchair boxer Ian Cannon who has cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia. This is a condition that affects the limb movements in which the nervous system does not work effectively and results in difficulty with movement or mental …

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Ben Roche - Kicking Goals

01, January 0001

At the age of 12, Ben Roche was one of two people with Cerebral Palsy given the opportunity to train once every 3 months with the Australian Paralympics team at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. In 2003 Ben was invited to join the National team in South America where Australia participa…

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A Book to Move You

01, January 0001

27-year-old Northcott client Laura McGee has written an autobiography to share with others her experiences living with cerebral palsy. The book, Wheels in Motion, addresses different topics including people’s attitudes, socialising, everyday obstacles, gaining an education and therapy. Laura’s phy…

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