I’m raising awareness and fundraising for people with cerebral palsy this month. It’s step-tember as I walk 10,000 steps a day for 28 days! Coming into this straight from the couch I’m a lot sweaty and a bit sore. Okay, very sore. 🙂 but it’s worth the struggle. I’m getting healthy at the same time that I’m supporting services for people who have cerebral palsy like these two ladies, Maysoon and Rebecca.
I saw an inspiring YouTube video a few months ago. It was a Ted Talk by comedian Maysoon Zayid, who happens to have cerebral palsy. At one point Maysoon shares, “My father taught me how to walk when I was five years old by placing my heels on his feet and just walking.” Watch it! She is informative, hilarious an an advocate for people with disabilities.
Rebecca is my friend and teammate’s daughter. (We’re in teams of four during step-tember.) She’s a martial artist, as you can see in this photograph. Watch the knee, Rebecca! She does the laundry every week for her family, plays “Cards Against Humanity,” and travels when she’s not kicking um… butt.
Would you please take a moment to donate to this worthy cause? For me, it’d feel like you guys are holding up “Yay Megan” signs on the sidelines of a marathon. I have walked 49,800 steps so far. For those in need, it would mean much, much more. Even the smallest amounts mean big changes in the lives of children and adults with these disabilities.
$25 Pays for an adapted toy for a child with a disability.
$50 Provides support services to families of individuals with disabilities.
$100 Provides direct physical, occupational, or speech therapy services to individuals of all ages with disabilities.
$200 Provides Adaptive Feeding equipment for people living with cerebral palsy.
$500 Pays for a piece of assistive technology to help clients communicate.