Welcome to Cerebral Palsy Strong!
My name is Katy Fetters & I started CPstrong in 2017 order to sustain my existence in online space long after my blog for teens with cerebral palsy fell behind as I entered adulthood. More importantly, I want to have a place to share stories about myself, others, and our experiences as young adults with cerebral palsy. I hope this blog will go beyond myself and my own understanding of CP as it affects everybody differently and we all have so much to learn from others with our disability.
Since 2009, as both active and passive participant in the online disability community I have come to understand we as humans go through times when we need to be empowered, seen, and heard–and so it is with this blog that I aim to encourage others to be bold and unafraid to write about what truths & realizations CP has brought them. Learn how to share your story on our social media here.
My goal is, and always will be to speak up; to remember that I have a voice when I feel small and that you do too! Moreover, to remind myself and others who have ever felt less than that these stories are important and are meant to be told.
The device I wear is called an ExoSym
I have left hemiplegic CP
I am an identical twin (born at 27 weeks)
I love ice cream
I love being close to the ocean; the outdoors & open spaces
I camped/hiked/drove with my adventurous boyfriend through most of South America in 2017. About 7,000+ miles in 5 months
I went to Soka University of America for my undergraduate studies in Liberal Arts (and loved it)
I recently earned my Master of the Arts Degree in Media & Public Engagement at The University of Colorado, Boulder
I am always thinking about what I want to do next…
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org