Cerebral Palsy: A Story
Jan 2, 2020
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Living with Cerebral Palsy is enormously difficult. But what if you never knew you had it? This is the incredible story of Ilana Estelle.
Born the second of premature twins, Ilana knew she was different from a young age, but for all the wrong reasons.
Part memoir, part motivational guide, this is Ilana's open and honest journey from an angry, confused child, knowing something was wrong, but not knowing what, to the 'real' her - a courageous woman using her experiences and lessons to create inspiring messages about mental and physical health, positivity, resilience and change.
About the author
Ilana's cerebral palsy diagnosis was hidden from her until the age of 46. That diagnosis was a life-changing moment that allowed Ilana to look at her life experiences differently. Months after her diagnosis, she set up her website The CP Diary. Ilana spends her days writing and blogging about things that contribute to her health and wellbeing. She uses her experiences to write, bringing clarity into her life. She writes about health and wellbeing, advocating positivity, empathy and understanding through her blog, and across social media. Ilana who is passionate about the environment and is an animal advocate, lives with her husband and their much-loved cat, in Yorkshire. When she is not writing, Ilana enjoys days out exploring the beautiful north Yorkshire countryside.