- January 26, 2012
Victoria Aparicio, a seventh-grade student at Imagine School at Town Center, recently spoke to her classmates about her struggles with cerebral palsy.
“Cerebral palsy, or ‘CP’ for short, is a condition that affects how your brain communicates with the muscles in your body and controls muscle tone,” she explained. “Sometimes the muscles just can’t understand what the brain is telling them to do. They get mixed signals, causing them to be either tight or relaxed at the wrong times.”
She told the students: “Therapy has been a part of my life since before I can remember and without it I don’t believe I would have ever learned to walk or do any of the things I can do today.”
Aparicio told her story as part of Imagine’s Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month activities.
“(Her) speech offers only a smidge of who this young lady truly is, and a glimpse of her perseverance,” said Tracey Toth, character coach at the school.