CAT

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Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2020, March 13th

Cat is 23-years-old and has Left Hemiplegia meaning that the left side of her body is affected by Cerebral Palsy. As a result, the right side of her body can over-compensate often leaving her fatigued and with pain.

Cat is a model and has also recently graduated from University with a Law degree.

A common misconception Cat can receive is that people can assume that she doesn't have a disability as she can walk and appear 'normal'. Cat also doesn't like it when people assume that she isn't an outgoing person because she has a disability - she says, "I prefer to be invited out to do something rather than people assuming that I can't".

Cat values individuality and says that people describe her as quirky and unique. In her free time, Cat likes to chat on social media to her friends and play on the Sims.

Cat would like to see more representation and inclusion of disability in the media. In the future, Cat hopes to represent disability through her modelling and to be happy!

Cat says, "Don't let your struggle become your identity!".

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Website by Ellie Simpson.

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DISCLAIMER: This organisation & website is run by people with Cerebral Palsy, for people with Cerebral Palsy (and other disabilities). No medical experts or professionals on Cerebral Palsy, or any other disability, were involved in the making of this website.

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