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Share Your Cerebral Palsy Story

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.).

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.

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Dean Calabrese
March 12, 2019

Skier Conquers Hill

Representing your country in any way is an honour few of us have experienced. Australian skier Dean Calabrese did just that when he competed at the Paralympics in Torino, Italy. At…
Matthew Simpson
October 12, 2018

IT Guru Makes Mark

Scope Victoria was happy to participate in a National Nine News story on Matthew Simpson, a 32 year old Glen Waverley computer whiz who is looking for a job. Matthew,…
Noah from Disability Tek
May 17, 2018

Helping Others with Disabilities Access Technology

Noah Callan is the founder of Disability Tek. Disability Tek is a platform where people with disabilities can share and learn about assistive technologies that will enable them to be…
Jimmy Barnes
March 12, 2018

Up Close With Jimmy Barnes

It seems like rock star Jimmy Barnes has been around forever. In a career that has spanned more than 25 years, ‘Barnsey’ is now up to his 16th solo album,…
Christian Astourian
October 12, 2017

The Power Of One

Christian Astourian has a keen mind and a good sense of humour. He speaks four languages – Italian, Greek, French and English – and, although born in Melbourne, the fact…
March 12, 2017

Shooting For The Stars

Mark is 16 years of age and attends Broadford Secondary College, where he is a Year 10 student. Mark has spastic diplegia Cerebral Palsy, which affects his ability to walk,…
TJ James
September 12, 2016

Music Man On Mission

From an early age, singer songwriter Tim J. (TJ) James knew that music would be his life. “When I was four years old, I remember sitting in a beanbag watching…
Norman Ryan
June 12, 2016

Actor’s Stage Magic

Glenhuntly resident, Norman Ryan, an employee at Scope’s South East Industries in Clayton, was the star of a show with theatre group One Voice. One Voice, with its cast almost…
KL Vincent
March 12, 2016

The Hon. K.L. Vincent – Dignity For Disability

Kelly Vincent is a Member of the Legislative Council for political party Dignity for Disability, promoting Dignity through Choice for people with disabilities, their families, carers and networks in South Australia. Aged…
Laura McGee
December 12, 2015

A Book To Move You

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,…
Ben Roche
August 10, 2015

Ben Roche – Kicking Goals

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…
Ian Cannon
July 10, 2015

For Those Who Say U Can’t, U Can!

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…
June 10, 2015

A New Start For Katie

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…
Julie Keon
May 10, 2015

What I Would Tell You…

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…
John Denham
April 10, 2015

Brisbane Train Driver Fulfils Dream

It’s estimated that on any day, Queensland Rail City network services carry more than 170,000 customers to work, home, events and other destinations. Perhaps you are one of them. Have…
Claudio Pante
March 9, 2015

Claudio Pantè – A Life

My name is Claudio Pantè and I have cerebral palsy. My hardest challenge was accepting my disability and against the odds I just wanted to be like everybody else and…
February 9, 2015

It’s A Pleasure To Introduce Alex

Hi, I’m Alex. I’m 22 years old and I have cerebral palsy (CP). I mobilise in a motorised chair. I have excellent verbal skills and people seem to like me.…
January 9, 2015

The World’s Strongest Man

Hi there, my name is Brent and I am 25 years old. I have mild Cerebral Palsy, however through weightlifting I have a vastly improved quality of life. It took me…
Tim Bushnell
December 9, 2014

Some Angels Have Wings….Mine Has Wheels :O)

My 17 year old son, Timothy, with help from his Physiotherapist has just received & used funding (it has taken 18 months to get it) to have a ramp and…
Madison Tully
November 9, 2014

Miss Independent

View Madison's story on YouTube.  My name is Madison Tully and I am 17 years old from Brisbane. I have hemiplegic cerebral palsy. My interests include Track and Field, Cross…
Isaac Denholm
September 9, 2014

Rowing with Isaac Denholm

Hello my name is Isaac and I'm 14 years old. I was born with mild cerebal palsy. I believe it is important to challenge yourself. I have taken on many challenges like rowing, weightlifting…

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