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

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  • Published on Jun 16, 2019
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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  3 months ago +992

    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!

    • Patrick Wentzell
      Patrick Wentzell Month ago

      Years ago my sister and I use to clime trees were enjoyed it pretend as if we had a tree fort but we never built one so one day my sister climed this tree in a park then she fell out of it broke her left arm went into shock kept asking where are dog was soon an ambulance arrived they took her to a hospital I had been panaking inside my head finally my mother and I visited her in the hospital they eventually patched the arm up at night she was crying in pain I comforted her the best that I could telling her not to apologise for crying all night she was in pain in time it all went away but My comforting her helped she is alright but I'll always remember that I supported her and never left her side

    • xXdarknessXx the god
      xXdarknessXx the god Month ago

      My brother has the worst cerebral palsy

    • Nikita Ogundipe
      Nikita Ogundipe 2 months ago

      @Naniandor :P seriously I am harrasing you are harrasing yourself idiot

    • Naniandor :P
      Naniandor :P 2 months ago +1

      Stop harassing me

    • Myla Garcia Ezell
      Myla Garcia Ezell 2 months ago

      ACTUALLY HAPPENED last

  • Mystic 532
    Mystic 532 2 hours ago

    Why do I think she’s faking CP?

  • Junior O’Brien

    CP is when you can’t talk as properly and clearly as normal human bean so what’s this
    Idk I saw it correct me if I’m wrong

  • Rusty Ruth
    Rusty Ruth Day ago

    tbh,if she has cerebal palsy,how can she talk and do camping ?

  • Phoenix show
    Phoenix show 4 days ago

    Very helpful

  • Marcus William-Bailey

    She's going to do amazing on personal statements.

  • Sonia Mirza
    Sonia Mirza 14 days ago

    I ❤️TENNIS

  • JoJo Siwa Wannabe
    JoJo Siwa Wannabe 20 days ago

    My brother also does he has epilepsy

  • chocolate
    chocolate 21 day ago

    This is for people who wanna know what cerebral palsy is.
    I'm 13 and have cerebral palsy too.
    Well, a psychologist told me I had cerebral palsy when I was 12. Sooo I kinda didn't know this for almost all my life.
    Cerebral palsy is a condition relating to one side of your body and your muscles, and bones. It happens at birth when you're born earlier than 9 or 8 months like I was, 7.
    Or when you haven't gotten enough oxygen or when something else has happened in the mother's womb.
    Your left or right side of your body is weaker than the other.
    In my case it's the left side. My right arm works slower than my left arm. Just a tiny bit so I don't mind. I'm still veeery fast with it on a piano game. I can do anything well enough with both hands, except struggling with little bits of things.
    For my leg I walked on my toes before all my life. I got operated when I was 11 and have recovered a lot ever since then. I do need a type of leg brace but I can walk normally now.
    There are different types of cerebral palsy. Most people are small, hands and legs are tiny and they have to use a wheelchair, have trouble with speaking but luckily I don't have that type. Theres a lot of people with that type in my school.
    I have the type where only one side is weak and where I don't need anything else.
    I do struggle with some things with my right hand though, like keeping that screw straight and holding it while trying to hit and secure it in the piece of wood or whatever with the hammer using my left hand.
    So I can say, I'm good and normal with my leg now. No problems. But for my right hand I've tried to get it to be faster using a piano tiles 2 game where I play fast songs with 2 hands and 4 fingers.
    I've been doing that for a while and when my therapist tested how good my hands were at squeezing something, she said both hands were equally strong.
    I still do struggle a little with some things which can never be equal, but at least I've made sure they are equally strong.
    So I can say I've kind of gotten rid of my cerebral palsy, struggling with the hand you don't write with is normal in my opinion since I'm left handed. I hope y'all know what cerebral palsy is now and if you have the same type as mine this one is curable for sure!
    Do I mind having cerebral palsy or hate it? No, I don't mind since I don't have problems anymore but only one, struggling sometimes. I do hate it only when I'm struggling.
    Always keep doing and discovering. No matter whatever condition you may have!

  • kat lpsstephany
    kat lpsstephany 22 days ago

    6:01 now I see it

  • Wei Huang
    Wei Huang 22 days ago

    Cool

  • Itsyaboii-mia Ye
    Itsyaboii-mia Ye 26 days ago

    Cerebral palsy can affect a person's posture, balance and ability to move, communicate, eat, sleep and learn. ... People with severe cerebral palsy may also have difficulties with swallowing, breathing, head and neck control, bladder and bowel control, eating and have dental and digestive problems.
    Chelsie’s wasn’t very bad, and judging by all the sports she plays...
    I don’t get what cerebral palsy had to do with this??

  • Itsyaboii-mia Ye
    Itsyaboii-mia Ye 26 days ago

    Imagine if you whew the truck driver,

  • Flapjack Lang
    Flapjack Lang 29 days ago

    How is the ironic part ironic?

  • shashi kirdi
    shashi kirdi 29 days ago

    q

  • Amberly Cob
    Amberly Cob 29 days ago

    😥😥😥😪😪😭😭😭😞😷😷😷😱

  • Sri Widyastui
    Sri Widyastui Month ago +1

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩

  • Agent 2
    Agent 2 Month ago

    My friend has the same thing

  • Greeny Rainbows!
    Greeny Rainbows! Month ago +1

    Yea I got caught in a wave and almost died

  • Evan's vlogs and singing

    I have cp as well I know it is difficult I'm in a chair I can't walk but mine is rare it's in my legs my brain functions normally sometimes if it was in my brain however I would not be here commenting I know people will not see this probably not probably well but I can do a whole lot of things I'm really good at sports I'm also good at school so I know how you feel

  • Smyan’s The Best!

    You are the worst person!

  • Aiden Yoo
    Aiden Yoo Month ago

    My sister is named chelsea

  • Hunter Plays
    Hunter Plays Month ago

    Once I was riding my skateboard and fell and almost broke my wrist.

  • FishStickSnap
    FishStickSnap Month ago

    These ridiculous stories are just getting worse

  • VanessaPlays Roblox

    Am I the only person wondering what part of her body is disabled

  • GetDabbedOn
    GetDabbedOn Month ago

    The Pacific Crest Trail goes from Mexico to Canada. What a RIP!

  • Sarah Garcia
    Sarah Garcia Month ago

    Them braids are stiff

  • Nugget
    Nugget Month ago

    Just noticed the name of the channel.
    What?

  • Sagafa •_•
    Sagafa •_• 2 months ago

    Omg I have Cerebral Palsy and I’m now 18! And it is true that this video doesn’t really tell much about CP but I can tell you that some case it’s not really a big deal to have it. My CP doesn’t stop me doing what I want to do! Or... maybe sometimes but I have learned to live with it❤️❤️

  • Max Gamer
    Max Gamer 2 months ago

    Can someone tell me what cerebral palsy is?

  • Kimberly Henderson
    Kimberly Henderson 2 months ago

    You go super girl. You saved you and your father

  • Irene Tan
    Irene Tan 2 months ago

    Is insane....

  • MizzCreativeGames
    MizzCreativeGames 2 months ago

    What is celebrial parsley

  • Moneyup Looney
    Moneyup Looney 2 months ago +1

    i like that im going back to school soon im mean at school i hit peole in my way im so mean

  • cupcakes girl
    cupcakes girl 2 months ago

    What a coincidence I have cerebral palsy

  • Denise Johnson
    Denise Johnson 2 months ago

    Gudos to you!😊

  • Melissa Wiley
    Melissa Wiley 2 months ago

    my daughter has aspergers autism, and a form of cerebral palsy, she stands on her toes, but is going through physical therapy, she never lets it get her down, which is great, i love this story, because this girl is a brave daughter for saving her father, and not giving up, my daughter was happy to see this story, and glad everything is ok.

  • Sophia Semelbauer
    Sophia Semelbauer 2 months ago

    Wtf

  • Wolfie_ 1934
    Wolfie_ 1934 2 months ago

    My friends name is Chelsea and she has cerebral palsy

  • Amira Hawila
    Amira Hawila 2 months ago

    Ok now wtf is cerebral palsy?????? 🤔

  • Chelsea Kill
    Chelsea Kill 2 months ago

    MY NAME IS CHELSEA

  • Shamsun Sumi
    Shamsun Sumi 2 months ago +2

    "Hi, I'm Chelsea, and what's your favorite dinner food?"

  • Michael Revard
    Michael Revard 2 months ago +2

    Girl: Then I Tripped On A Rock
    Me: Marty, Im Scared

  • Autumn Jones
    Autumn Jones 2 months ago

    I have cp too I get it

  • Lady Winter
    Lady Winter 2 months ago

    I wasted 20 minutes trying to troll a kid in GTA 5 ACCUMULATED ACTUALLY HAPPENED

  • karthick raju
    karthick raju 2 months ago

    Super story

  • Creative Pony Productions!

    I have type 1 myotonic muscular dystrophy along with other thing that come with the disease, but I don’t let it stop me from riding horses, and other activities. That includes being awesome.

  • Rainbow galaxy cat Gotcha
    Rainbow galaxy cat Gotcha 2 months ago +1

    I have a condition that no doctors know how to heal it or even what I suffer from. I can’t do much PE even though I love it. The problem is in my joints and every movement during the day I have the pain. Sometimes I sit on my bed crying as all the things i wanted to be are being stopped by this. 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 GOD HELP ME FOR HEVENS SAKE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Peter Osborne
    Peter Osborne 2 months ago

    My name is CHELCIE

  • Samantha Keirah
    Samantha Keirah 2 months ago

    My cousin have ceberal palsy

  • sucdi siman
    sucdi siman 2 months ago

    Sis:what is a celebral palsy . me:it is a disease which makes you a celebrity .😄😄

  • Zayvion Games
    Zayvion Games 2 months ago

    What is cerebral palsy I dont know 😌😌😖😵😏

  • CindyQ
    CindyQ 2 months ago

    Nice touching vid ACTUALLY HAPPENED as a person with mild cerebral palsy myself i understand this pain and i want to thank you for helping show that even with a disability we can push on

  • Anki Eres
    Anki Eres 2 months ago

    🤐

  • The funeh krew fan Juliana

    You and your dad are pro

  • Maisarah Sarawar
    Maisarah Sarawar 2 months ago

    She is a strong gurl :)

  • Haley Metzger
    Haley Metzger 2 months ago

    Preach cp twin 💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚💚

  • superzans
    superzans 2 months ago +3

    I have cerebral palsy and I've passed 2 swimming levels

    • Martyna Gronczewska
      Martyna Gronczewska 2 months ago

      Well done !!❤❤ I also have cp stay strong and never give up!!

  • IronMan Fan
    IronMan Fan 2 months ago

    What is cerebral palsy

  • Sepp SPK
    Sepp SPK 2 months ago

    Its ok i have cp too!