This Week’s Teen Flaunt: Alexis Has Cerebral Palsy

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Last week, we introduced you to our brand new weekly feature, the Teen Flaunt—a partnership with Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It that is all about helping teens celebrate what makes them different and unique.

Today, we encourage you to head over to the Teen Flaunt  page to read about Alexis, 14. No doubt, you’ll be inspired. Born with Cerebral Palsy on her left side, she hasn’t let it stop her. She surfs. She dances. She sings. She acts. But what we love most? She says her motto is “Throw it out there and let it go”—meaning, when other kids say not-so-nice-things, she simply “throws it out there and lets it go.” Awesome words to live by, right?

We also suggest you check out this Kid Flaunt from her little sister, Abigayle, 6.

If you would like to have your teenager or student (age 13-18) write a “Teen Flaunt” that could potentially be published on the Teen Flaunt page, please submit the proposed essay (no longer than 700 words) to: meg [at] megzucker [dot] com.

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2 Responses to This Week’s Teen Flaunt: Alexis Has Cerebral Palsy

  1. Harriette Kelley August 28, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

    I am Alexis Kelley’s grandmother, and she truly is our miracle. She always tries to do her best in everything-her way! Her feelings get hurt sometime for a minute-but then she lets it go. I am so proud of her and her sister, Abigayle, who is always close by to support her:)

  2. John Krans January 16, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    Please Help Us Share Lauren’s Story

    My 15-year-old Granddaughter Lauren Walier has Cerebral Palsy. On 10/18/13 she spoke at The American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, a global audience of doctors, researchers, clinicians, therapists, etc. in Milwaukee, WI. Please be patient as she is very emotional and nervous getting started.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox3yBHIANTQ&feature=youtu.be

    Please help Lauren by forwarding this to every email address you have. Lauren is a very courageously starting a crusade to help people less fortunate that she is by raising funds and awareness for cerebral palsy research and therapy. In May through August she raised over $7000 for her cause. Please help us make Lauren’s foundation, Make Lemon Aide for Cerebral Palsy and Lauren a major fundraiser for CP. Every penny Lauren raises goes to her cause. Listen to her dreams and please support them to come true.

    SherryWalier@comcast.net

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