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

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


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. Our happiness immediately gave way to horror,
when we saw the driver of the truck was oblivious to us and that it was going too fast for us
to catch it. We were just too far from it, so there was
no chance the driver could see or hear us. I summoned up all my courage, left my poor
dad on the road, and ran to the truck as fast as I could, crying out: “Help! Wait!” Luckily, the man, who had also turned
out to be a traveler that had lost his way, heard me and just a few minutes later we were
sitting in the backseat of his car, going back to the camp. We arrived as the sun was coming up. The whole camp was on the horn! It turned out that there was a group of rescue
workers who had been looking for us all night. Doctors immediately surrounded my dad and
me, and gave us first aid. Oh… and my poor mom. I remember her face, it was all pale. This is how our secret trip turned out to
be the most terrible experience of my life. We ended up with my father’s broken leg and
camera, my mother’s gray hair, and the whole trip completely ruined. We were extremely lucky to survive, actually! But every cloud has a silver lining. Since that day my parents have never doubted
me or my abilities. Since that day I’ve known that I can do anything
to protect the people that I love. And no physical disability can stop me! 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, my
story might be helpful, I hope. I would also be really happy to read your
stories in the comments. If you find my story inspiring, don’t forget
to share it with your friends. Never give up and be strong! Love, Chelsie

100 thoughts on “I Have Cerebral Palsy But It Didn’t Stop Me From Saving My Dad”

  1. 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!

  2. 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 😐

  3. 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 😄😊

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

    Jk it's a joke but cerealiously lol

  5. 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

  6. 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😑

  7. I'm not at all hating but if she sprained her ankle how on earth did she walk? I sprained mine once in the woods and I was off my foot for twelve hours and even after that I couldn't walk properly for a week

  8. My 🐕 died😭😭😭 there name was Mabel……poor 🐕😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 😭😭😭😭😭😭 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  9. Jesus can walk on water

    Potatoes are 99 percent water

    I can walk on potatoes

    Therefore I am 99 percent jesus

  10. I still don't understand why the people were pointing and taking about her. DAMN SO RUDE!!! It literally triggered me that they did that.

  11. 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

  12. 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!!!!!!!!!!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. NO ONE SHOUDL CALL ME A BEGGAR . I didn"t choose my channel name czu I am a begger I choose it for my friend she likes diamonds . whoever called me beggar u shouldn"t  judge the book by its cover neither should u judge anyone by their channels name . Also neither should u judge her in real life cuz she is a kind and strong person ( the girl in the story) .

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