My name is Michael A. Marr. I am a 22 y/o transfer student/with Cerebral Palsy.
While I do applaud the attempt to create awareness to the disabled population on campus, I found Wednesday’s article writing style/to be a little misrepresentative of people with disabilities, and furthermore, cerebral palsy.
First and foremost CP is not a “disease,” but rather an injury that either occurs at/birth, during the formative years or due to/an accident.
While I admire the optimism in the article, I find that the style in which the article is written can lead to a pity party for those who do not understand what the struggle is all about.
It is my opinion that these stereotypes feed off of words like “confined” or “despite of.”/These stereotypes will only diminish when disabilities/are seen as another flaw, just/like we all have, but/only slightly more visible. Thank You.