- Posted by: Lesley Griffiths MS
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A Wrexham author has published her first book challenging readers to rethink the idea of disability.
In CP Isn’t Me, Samantha Maxwell shares her own personal experiences of living with mild cerebral palsy in the hope of breaking the stigma associated with disability.
Her story is part autobiographical and part factual, detailing the setbacks and barriers she has faced during her life and highlighting how people living with cerebral palsy are able and entitled to live normal lives.
As well as being available to buy online via Amazon, CP Isn’t Me can be purchased from a number of places in Wrexham including Waterstones, Wrexham Library, Bellis Brothers Farm Shop and Garden Centre and Wrexham Visitor Information Centre.
Following the success of CP Isn’t Me, Samantha in now focused on writing her second book which is expected to be a more general study of disability in the eyes of society.
Wrexham’s Member of the Senedd, Lesley Griffiths recently met with Samantha and helped stock CP Isn’t Me in the shop at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
She said: “Samantha refuses to be defined by her disability and her honest, no-holds-barred account challenges readers to reconsider how they view cerebral palsy, as well as disability more generally.
“CP Isn’t Me is a captivating read and Samantha has done a fantastic job working to ensure her book is available from a wide variety of stores, both in Wrexham and further afield, and I am pleased to have played a small part in helping ensure the book is available to buy from the Senedd shop.
“Samantha is an inspiration and I wish her every success in the future.”
Samantha has paid tribute to Cerebral Palsy Cymru in LLanishen in Cardiff. Formally known as the Bobath Centre, the specialist facility provides therapy and support for children with cerebral palsy and their families. The Centre helped Samantha when she was a child and it is also stocking CP Isn’t Me.
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