I Have Cerebral Palsy But It Didn't Stop Me From Saving My Dad

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    Hi, guys! My name is Chelsie. I'm 13 years old and I think I have a story worth sharing. If you want to know what it's like to be on the edge of death and there is no one there to help you out, and then, to make it through... stay with me.
    The thing is... I was born with cerebral palsy, ironically into a family of two crazy sports lovers. My father is an expert skier, while my mother is a professional climber. It must have been really hard for them to accept their situation, but they did it and never gave up. My parents have done everything in their power to not to make me feel like I have a disability.
    I've played a lot of sports since early childhood - swimming, skiing, tennis, according my physical capacities, of course. Also, every summer we all go hiking together, that's our unbroken tradition. I would always eagerly wait for the moment when we finally chose a new destination. The last time the place was drawn, it was The Pacific Crest trail. We definitely had no idea that that trip would turn all of our lives upside-down.
    When I found out where we were going, I was the happiest person in the world. Even though my mom was a little unsure, because it was going to be a hard distance, my dad and I managed to persuade her.
    And there we were with our insanely heavy backpacks on the way to our camp. It wasn't easy, but I was doing pretty well, until I suddenly lost my balance and tripped over a stone. I sprained my ankle, so now I was walking and hobbling even more than usual. My parents tried to encourage me and to cheer me up, but I heard mom whisper to dad: "It's too much for her, should we go back?" Hearing these words let me down completely. Anybody could fall on the road! Not a big deal!
    Anyway, we reached our first stop soon after that. The views were wonderful, but I didn't feel like walking around. People were staring and pointing fingers at me, as usual, which made me feel even more miserable. I was just sitting under a tree when my dad came up to me with a mysterious expression on his face. He said: ""Do you want to go on a secret trip? Just you and me?"" That was definitely a “Yeap, captain!' We decided to walk around a bit and to not tell mom where we were going, She was busy with organizing the tent and making dinner anyway.
    So, we took the camera and bottles of water, and started off. We had such a wonderful time! We took pictures of rocks and mountains, and I had almost forgotten about the morning accident on the road. I was also looking forward to showing those beautiful pictures to my mom.
    It was a long walk, so we were about to go home when we saw an incredible view. There was a cliff on a high rock, and there were beautiful flowers down below, there was snow. My dad and I were really impressed. I think it was the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen in my life! So dad started taking hundreds of pictures from various angles. But suddenly he stumbled and slipped down right off the cliff. It happened so fast that it took me a few seconds to realize what had happened. My heart sank.
    I dropped down to the ground at the edge of the cliff and started calling for my father. A few minutes later I saw him trying to crawl up, moaning. I was so happy he was alive, but there was no time to lose! I had to do something to get him out. It was a really steep descent and it turned out that he had broken his leg, so after several tries to pull him out, it was obvious that we needed help.
    But everything was working against us. Mobile phones had no service. It was already getting dark, and we were really far from the camp. And as I had cerebral palsy together with a morning injury of my own, I couldn't move properly. Besides, I was not sure if I could remember exactly how to get back to the camp.
    I burst into tears. I was in despair, because it seemed like there was nothing I could do to help my dad. But he kept saying: ' We will make it, Chelsie! It's gonna be ok!'
    Suddenly I came up with an idea. I tore the grips off of our backpacks and tied them together to make a rope. Of course, I would not be able to pull my dad out myself, so I tied the rope to the tree. By some miracle, my dad managed to climb up the rope and get out, but it was completely dark by that time. We couldn't stay where we were because we had no tent or even warm clothes with us, so there was nothing left we could do but try to get back.
    My dad could hardly walk, so I had to help him. I don't know how long we were walking, but finally we made our way out onto a wide road. And then, I saw a truck! I couldn't believe my eyes. It was amazing! We were exhausted, but I tried to encourage my dad to go faster.

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  • ACTUALLY HAPPENED
    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  Month ago +940

    If you also have moments of despair in your life when you think there is no light at the end of the tunnel and no way to fix it, her story might be helpful, we hope. We would also be really happy to read your stories in the comments. If you find her story inspiring, don't forget to share it with your friends. Never give up and be strong!

  • layla malalla
    layla malalla 14 hours ago

    EWW I HATE ALL THE VIDS EWWW

  • Amirali Mehr
    Amirali Mehr 15 hours ago

    Who just clicked on this to figure out what Cerebral Palsy means?

  • Ann Ye
    Ann Ye Day ago +1

    Aren't you paralyzed if you have cerebral palsy??????

  • Jeremy Gordon
    Jeremy Gordon Day ago

    Omg this doesn't make sense because she said her mom was busy setting up the TENT and food and her dad fell and she said she had no TENT?!?! Bruh😑

    • tempo paws
      tempo paws 20 hours ago

      Jeremy Gordon are you stupid, the mom was setting up the tent at the camp and the dad and daughter were super far away from camp.

  • Mikel Pelger
    Mikel Pelger 2 days ago

    I will never ski again reason:I broken my leg and feel like I have ptss

  • Jim Lahey
    Jim Lahey 2 days ago

    Hey my name is Chelsea

  • King Pug
    King Pug 2 days ago

    i ha

  • PandiPan
    PandiPan 2 days ago

    ... If you had cerebral palsy you woldn't talk like this..

  • Pencil Pro
    Pencil Pro 2 days ago

    If you had Cp then you wouldn’t be able to talk well.



    ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Zoie Rackley
    Zoie Rackley 2 days ago

    I’m 100% sure the person with Ceberal palsy isn’t speaking.I mean it would be a shock if so.

  • erin g
    erin g 2 days ago

    0.o when your dad falls off

  • Lydia Kerr
    Lydia Kerr 2 days ago

    My mom and dad were always fighting and are getting divorced at the time I am writing this. The reason I don’t feel there is any light is because my dad might be arrested

  • Yui NICOLAE
    Yui NICOLAE 2 days ago

    oh god so many fancy word's in this video XD

  • Ryder Eisenstein
    Ryder Eisenstein 2 days ago

    I was in despair when my friend Jason ate all my hot Cheetos. I punched him in the stomach after that.
    (Also hit the dislike button! HIT IT NOW)

  • Yukiko Hawley
    Yukiko Hawley 2 days ago

    yeah right

  • crazy life
    crazy life 3 days ago

    Well that made me cry😭

  • H&H Bee
    H&H Bee 3 days ago

    I broke da system like if your over 1

  • ImThAtPeEpBoii
    ImThAtPeEpBoii 3 days ago +1

    Am I blind cuz in the title I read mom not dad.

  • G and G Intertainment

    I’m sorry but you are saying Cerebral palsy SO WRONG

  • sylwekr1100
    sylwekr1100 3 days ago

    Hey everyone actually happened is fack nothing is real he in actually happened

  • patrick-fly oh
    patrick-fly oh 3 days ago

    Chelsy pass me a medelo

  • Windstar Wonder313
    Windstar Wonder313 3 days ago

    Thicc eyebrows

  • Russian Cat
    Russian Cat 3 days ago

    What the hell is cp

  • Taya vs keke Hairras

    Press if you're 10👇

  • Michael Chase
    Michael Chase 4 days ago

    What's cerebral palsy

  • Savannah Ta
    Savannah Ta 4 days ago +3

    when i clicked on this video i was like what the heck is cereal parshley


    Jk it's a joke but cerealiously lol

  • Cherry Paw
    Cherry Paw 4 days ago

    I Am a hereo

  • FairyDragon127
    FairyDragon127 4 days ago

    Oh my god! This is so sweet! I'm crying...

  • Lisa Blank
    Lisa Blank 4 days ago

    I have Aspergers but that doesn’t stop me from doing well in my schoolwork

  • Tei Pathrick
    Tei Pathrick 4 days ago

    That’s not how you spell cerebral pausey

  • captianGinu007
    captianGinu007 4 days ago

    What's cp

  • Darkness loves
    Darkness loves 5 days ago

    I'm so happy that you made it and your dad I hope that are doing well and she really right there do hope in the world 😄😊

  • Marley Stewart
    Marley Stewart 5 days ago

    I have a bionic legs and i won 1st place in track in the Junior Olympics

  • Jew Toucher
    Jew Toucher 5 days ago

    Wow this ACTUALLY HAPPEND.



    I have down syndrome

  • Chris Bauer
    Chris Bauer 5 days ago +3

    I survived without wifi for under a minute

    ACCTUALLY HAPPENED

  • Chris Bauer
    Chris Bauer 5 days ago

    5:02 be like me when my mom walks by me and I need the wifi password

    Like if this happened to u too

  • Ruby Lynskey
    Ruby Lynskey 5 days ago

    Legit all these girl are ginger no offense to ginger people but I'm irish so,😆😅

  • Funtime Foxy Games
    Funtime Foxy Games 5 days ago +1

    If your dad’s leg was broken, he would be screaming in pain. At least, that’s what happened when my little brother broke his leg. He screamed in pain for the rest of the day 😐

  • Mya Skuse
    Mya Skuse 5 days ago

    I have cereble palsy too

  • Pinkmelonplays
    Pinkmelonplays 5 days ago +1

    I’m still wondering what that is

  • ZAC_HYDRA GAME
    ZAC_HYDRA GAME 5 days ago

    Almost 1billion veiws and 3m

  • Joanne Malisch
    Joanne Malisch 6 days ago

    Oh my God 😧

  • Layth Al Juboori
    Layth Al Juboori 6 days ago +3

    My whole family my brother my mom and I almost fell off a cliff we were lucky enough to survive

  • Niamh Holmes
    Niamh Holmes 6 days ago +14

    I died and came back to life



    *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • Darcy W
    Darcy W 6 days ago

    I have ceribal palsy people have bullied me x

  • kazu.rin数リン
    kazu.rin数リン 6 days ago +1

    I heard this in school when my teacher was discussing something on reading class

  • Top Hatted SeaShell
    Top Hatted SeaShell 7 days ago

    Yeah.......Apparently you have cerebal Palsy, but you can play sports....

    Y E AH....

  • Alexa Betcha203
    Alexa Betcha203 8 days ago

    wHeRe WaS yOu’Re MoM

  • hyp78
    hyp78 8 days ago

    this actually happened

  • Patricia Horine
    Patricia Horine 8 days ago

    SP?


    SCP

  • CAMRON RAMSEY
    CAMRON RAMSEY 8 days ago

    Well you know what they say gray hair is inherited by your kids

  • Despacito
    Despacito 8 days ago

    Hi, guys! My name is Chelsie. I'm 13 years old and I think I have a story worth sharing. If you want to know what it's like to be on the edge of death and there is no one there to help you out, and then, to make it through... stay with me.

    The thing is... I was born with cerebral palsy, ironically into a family of two crazy sports lovers. My father is an expert skier, while my mother is a professional climber. It must have been really hard for them to accept their situation, but they did it and never gave up. My parents have done everything in their power to not to make me feel like I have a disability.

    I've played a lot of sports since early childhood - swimming, skiing, tennis, according my physical capacities, of course. Also, every summer we all go hiking together, that's our unbroken tradition. I would always eagerly wait for the moment when we finally chose a new destination. The last time the place was drawn, it was The Pacific Crest trail. We definitely had no idea that that trip would turn all of our lives upside-down.

    When I found out where we were going, I was the happiest person in the world. Even though my mom was a little unsure, because it was going to be a hard distance, my dad and I managed to persuade her.
    And there we were with our insanely heavy backpacks on the way to our camp. It wasn't easy, but I was doing pretty well, until I suddenly lost my balance and tripped over a stone. I sprained my ankle, so now I was walking and hobbling even more than usual. My parents tried to encourage me and to cheer me up, but I heard mom whisper to dad: "It's too much for her, should we go back?" Hearing these words let me down completely. Anybody could fall on the road! Not a big deal!

    Anyway, we reached our first stop soon after that. The views were wonderful, but I didn't feel like walking around. People were staring and pointing fingers at me, as usual, which made me feel even more miserable. I was just sitting under a tree when my dad came up to me with a mysterious expression on his face. He said: ""Do you want to go on a secret trip? Just you and me?"" That was definitely a “Yeap, captain!' We decided to walk around a bit and to not tell mom where we were going, She was busy with organizing the tent and making dinner anyway.
    So, we took the camera and bottles of water, and started off. We had such a wonderful time! We took pictures of rocks and mountains, and I had almost forgotten about the morning accident on the road. I was also looking forward to showing those beautiful pictures to my mom.

    It was a long walk, so we were about to go home when we saw an incredible view. There was a cliff on a high rock, and there were beautiful flowers down below, there was snow. My dad and I were really impressed. I think it was the most gorgeous thing I have ever seen in my life! So dad started taking hundreds of pictures from various angles. But suddenly he stumbled and slipped down right off the cliff. It happened so fast that it took me a few seconds to realize what had happened. My heart sank.

    I dropped down to the ground at the edge of the cliff and started calling for my father. A few minutes later I saw him trying to crawl up, moaning. I was so happy he was alive, but there was no time to lose! I had to do something to get him out. It was a really steep descent and it turned out that he had broken his leg, so after several tries to pull him out, it was obvious that we needed help.

    But everything was working against us. Mobile phones had no service. It was already getting dark, and we were really far from the camp. And as I had cerebral palsy together with a morning injury of my own, I couldn't move properly. Besides, I was not sure if I could remember exactly how to get back to the camp.

    I burst into tears. I was in despair, because it seemed like there was nothing I could do to help my dad. But he kept saying: ' We will make it, Chelsie! It's gonna be ok!'

    Suddenly I came up with an idea. I tore the grips off of our backpacks and tied them together to make a rope. Of course, I would not be able to pull my dad out myself, so I tied the rope to the tree. By some miracle, my dad managed to climb up the rope and get out, but it was completely dark by that time. We couldn't stay where we were because we had no tent or even warm clothes with us, so there was nothing left we could do but try to get back.

    My dad could hardly walk, so I had to help him. I don't know how long we were walking, but finally we made our way out onto a wide road. And then, I saw a truck! I couldn't believe my eyes. It was amazing! We were exhausted, but I tried to encourage my dad to go faster.

  • Kiera Cox
    Kiera Cox 8 days ago

    My friend says she has cerebral palsy, she never had to walk at recess as a punishment... she went to play!!! weird, and she didn’t even have to stand up during the anthem. Which, she should not have been allowed to do that bc at recess she was like any other kid, and she was kinda bossy telling other ppl she had cerebral palsy and that she was allowed to cut the line at playground thingies. My point is, it seems kinda fishy.
    (WOW Longest comment ive ever commented)

    • Kiera Cox
      Kiera Cox 3 days ago

      The Spelling Police my friend

    • The Spelling Police
      The Spelling Police 8 days ago

      The entire disability or your friend? Because she is lying.

  • Central Shärki Turkestan

    You didnt save him the rope did.

  • Annie Bare
    Annie Bare 9 days ago +1

    Dislike if ur older than 3

    👇

  • Elsie Carreno
    Elsie Carreno 9 days ago

    My name is Elsie :3

  • Laura Miklasova
    Laura Miklasova 9 days ago

    This is the most relatable video to me here. I also have cerebral palsy but thankfully its mild enough that I can walk and use my hand I only limp on my left leg. This inspired me a lot, I've always had people doubting me and 'quietly' talking about my disability. People never let me join in certain activities and even now in horse riding where I have proved many of my instructors wrong I am still not allowed to compete in any competitions. But I will not let those people let me down.

  • Tallulah Wright
    Tallulah Wright 9 days ago

    Why are all of there eyebrows slugs???

  • Just another dead meme

    Well ladi dadi fucking da!

  • Faith Higgins-Sullivan

    I’m so proud of u!

  • gacha girl
    gacha girl 9 days ago

    I almost didn't make it

  • Aaliyah Peyton Khan
    Aaliyah Peyton Khan 9 days ago

    I have th same thing

  • Emily Cherry
    Emily Cherry 10 days ago

    1:07 Always listen to your mother's instinct.

  • noemiilovemax
    noemiilovemax 10 days ago

    When u have cp u can’t talk or walk so how tf dis happened

    • Emma Harper
      Emma Harper 9 days ago

      noemiilovemax Not always, sometimes this does happen but most of the time no, if you have any more questions please ask!

  • Ayamey Pedraza
    Ayamey Pedraza 10 days ago

    Hello

  • Flight the fox
    Flight the fox 10 days ago

    I saw the title and immediately thought "PETEY"

    • Flight the fox
      Flight the fox 8 days ago

      @The Spelling Police Petey is a book about a kid with cerebral palsy, but his parents didn't know that he had it, so they sent him to an insane asylum and- you know what, just read the book, it's amazing.

    • The Spelling Police
      The Spelling Police 8 days ago

      1. What in the world is Petey?
      2. Why does nobody else know about Out of My Mind, it is a masterpiece.

  • Gracieartist8
    Gracieartist8 10 days ago

    Finally a story that makes since not just “ i Am ToO pReTtY “

  • Autumnshy darkness
    Autumnshy darkness 10 days ago

    Yay someone who knows what it's like to have CP

    • The Spelling Police
      The Spelling Police 8 days ago

      No she does not because, as you can see, she does not have it at all, which you should have known because apparently you have CP.