Just Because We’re Disabled Doesn’t Mean We’re Inspirations

Hey guys! Ash and Eb here! It’s been a while since we’ve done joint blog entry. But here we are. Imagine the situation where you had a broken leg and someone comes up to you says  “You’re such an  inspiration just because you had a broken leg. What’s even more crazy about the situation is that this person doesn’t know anything about you. How can you be an inspiration when they don’t even know your name? This is kind of we feel when people approach us and don’t know anything about us. It’s like giving an Olympic gymnist a gold medal when you know she hasn’t done the training. There’s more to a person than their disability and there’s more to be inspired by. Although we appreciate the admiration we are just people. One the of the reasons we started our blog was to encourage others to go after their dreams disability or not because anything is possible. We think there’s nothing wrong with inspiring and encouraging people, but if you don’t know us outside of our disability that’s a bit of a problem.  We shouldn’t be inspiration just because of a disability. Be inspired by what we accomplish inspite of it. Until  next time…like our page Friends On Wheels (Cerebral Palsy)

Xo, 

Ash & Eb💕

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New Adventure 

Hey guys! As many of you know I’ve tried my hand in so many different things. Now I’m adding entrepreneur to my resume.  I have become a Younique presenter selling cosemetics, which benefits women who been a victim of sexual assault. It also meant to empower and uplift women, encouraging them to become leaders in their community. It not just about make up. It’s about spreading confidence and making a difference in others lives. I hope you guys will follow me on my next journey….taking risk is half the battle. For more information Like  Ashley and I’s joint blog page Friends On Wheels (Cerebral Palsy) on Facebook. Until next time…

Eb🌸

More Than a Mom

Hey guys! I hope everyone is having great day m! Since it’s Monther’s Day weekend, I wanted to write a blog about my awesome mommy,

I know everyone says they have the best mom in the world and it’s cliche, but for me it’s true. I wouldn’t be where I am without her. She had always pushed me to be my dispite my disability. She has allowed me to be confident in who I am. People see me and they tend to underestimate my abilities, but  she has fault so hard for me. Pushed me to see that I can prove the naysayers wrong. It’s the best feeling in world. I couldn’t do it without her.  I am truly blessed to have her as a mom. I would literally be nothing without her as she is the one gave me life. I don’t say thank you enough. Happy Mother’s Day!!!!

Xo, Eb 🌷

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Identity Crisis

Person First Language- “putting the person first before their disability.” An example of this would be calling me a person with a disability instead of a disabled person. I’d never really thought of person first language as a big deal when I write, but I learned people in the disability community have a problem with this. When putting the person first before their disabilty, many able bodied people think that they’re doing it out of respect for us, because they want to see us first before they see our disabilty. I appreciate that sentiment, but as I’ve written before, I wouldn’t be the person I am, or been able to receive the blessings I have received without my disability. It’s not offensive to call me a disabled person. In fact, it’s more offensive when you’re walking on eggshells trying not to. It’s part of who I am. All of this may sound a little complicated, but as a disabled person myself, I can see why this is an issue. Until next time, my friends.

 

 

In Christ’s Love,

 

Ashley N. Moulin

 

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“Pre existing conditions”

Hey guys, it’s Ebony! I usually don’t discuss politics, but with the over turn of The Affordable Care Act I feel I must speak out as someone who will be directly impacted by this. Under this new healthcare bill people with pre existing conditions are basically  going to lose coverage or will have to poy higher premiums. Cerebral Palsy is considered a “pre existing” we should not be penalized for being born with something we can not change. I recently turned 26 and can no longer be covered under my parents insurance.  I have equipment that I need to use in my daily life and now they won’t be covered under this new bill.

Now another thing that worries me is that states have the option to opt out if they to cover you or not. We shouldn’t have to worried about whether or not we’re covered. This is more than disability issue. It’s everyone’s issue. The only people that essentially won’t  be effected by this. What about the poor?  Under this bill we will no longer be required to have coverage. In the long run it will ultimately hurt us a whole. It will drive premiums up even more. I don’t think this bill is a good idea. This is just my opinion. What are your thoughts about pre existing conditions. Until  next time

Xo, Eb💕

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