CP Sport collected a range of profiles from people with CP that participate in sport, as well as profiles from coaches, physiotherapists and parents of players to use as promotional material during the #CPAwarenessMonth. We aim to encourage more people with CP to take part in sport by sharing positive stories and delivering opportunities.
Role: Player (Taekwondo)
About me: I am Kiran, I am 8 years old. I’m British but at the moment I am living in Mozambique, Africa. I have left-hemiplegia and my Cerebral Palsy mostly affects my left leg and my hips.
How I benefit from playing sport: My sports help me with my balance, movement and strength. It helps me to stretch my muscles which stops them feeling so tight. It also helps me to feel confident in my body and what it is capable of.
The impact sport has had on my life: I am more confident now and braver too – if I can step into a taekwondo match I can do anything.
My ambitions in sport: I mostly do it just for fun, but who knows what the future holds.
What would you say to others with CP about playing sport: Try it! You will find that you can do more than you think and have fun too.
What other sports I would like to try given the opportunity: I also swim and play football, I would like to try ice-skating one day.
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