Tag - cerebral palsy

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Why It’s Okay for Your Child to Stare at Mine
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Campbell in waiting room

Why It’s Okay for Your Child to Stare at Mine

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“Stop staring! It’s rude,” the embarrassed mom loudly whispers to her daughter before she drags her away from us. My daughter Campbell, who is in a wheelchair, is fortunately looking elsewhere at the time.
I just stand and watch the situation unfold and observe the child as she looks at her mom with a guilty face and then mutters, “I’m sorry” before turning back once more to look at us.
Don’t be sorry,” I silently think to myself, “it’s okay to look. Once you get to know her, she’s not so different from you.”
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Campbell in chair

Campbell in the waiting room at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital decked out in her University of Kentucky blue and white.  With custom UK AFOs (Ankle Foot Orthosis) of course!