It Takes a Team

The Captains of My Team

Hillary Clinton wrote a book called “It Takes a Village.”  She uses the African concept that it takes a village to raise one child.  Everyone has a responsibility.  Well, the same goes for working with cerebral palsy.  No one person can do all the teaching and all the therapy for the person with CP.  It’s too much work.  People need to live their lives and enjoy their lives.

Sunday was Mother’s Day, so I need to say special thanks to my mom and dad for being the Captains of my ship.  They guide the crew and me through some rough waters and some beautiful seas as well.  I have come a long way in overcoming challenges in my life thanks to my parents and sisters and brother and doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, grandparents, aunties and uncles, classmates and many others.  Mahalo nui loa for guiding me.  It really does take a team.  I hope you can rest and take a day off soon.  I promise to hold the course.  Don’t give up, yet.
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2 responses to “It Takes a Team

  1. The ones we love do so much for us – it’s important to show our gratitude! This is a really sweet post. Thanks for sharing. If you ever need any advice about anything CP, check out Cerebral Palsy Family Network. It’s full of useful resources and stories from all walks of life!

  2. I just used Hilary Clinton’s “It takes a village” quote earlier today talking about all the people involved in my son’s universe. He’s 11 and has CP. I am a single parent trying to help my son record his thoughts and feelings in recorded and written words so that he too can start a blog. So, to that end, thanks for the encouraging posts… would love to read a new one. I would also like to recommend Cerebral Palsy Family Network as a great source for people and families dealing with CP. Keep up the good work. Thanks again.

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