Jaime Ade was born with cerebral palsy. She has created a community page on Facebook called Cerebral Palsy Sunrise in an effort to share her experiences and be a resource for others. Read more about Jaime and Cerebral Palsy Sunrise in her interview with AbleThrive below.
Tell me a little about your story/background:
I am a 39-year-old female living in Port St Joe, FL. I graduated from college and have been working in the world of eLearning for over a decade. I am a Product Manager for InteliBoard. IntelliBoard provides data and analytics for online programs. In my spare time, I teach English to Chinese children online for an organization called VIPKID. I am lucky enough to have two amazing parents and a brother who supported me in all my adventures growing up and even today. I am married and have a husband Keilan, who teaches High School science. I have 3 wonderful dogs that keep me company while I work from home.
Describe your Facebook Page Cerebral Palsy Sunrise and the reasons why you created it:
Cerebral Palsy Sunrise is an Online community for adults with Cerebral Palsy and the people who love them.
I turn 40 this year and was inspired by another content creator, Fathering Autism, to start my own community and share my experiences. Cerebral Palsy Sunrise is a passion project to hopefully help and inspire others living every sunrise with Cerebral Palsy.
What is one take away you wish for people to have after watching one of your live videos?
I am not alone. There are others like me.
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
I love to garden. I spend my time growing vegetables and flowers. My family has a cattle business, and I enjoy anything to do with cattle.
How important is it to have a sense of community?
A sense of community is one of the core reasons I had for creating Cerebral Palsy Sunrise. When I began creating content for Cerebral Palsy Sunrise I started a series called, ”The ABCs of Cerebral Palsy” in this vlog series, the letter C stands for community. So, I guess you could say, that community is the cornerstone of Cerebral Palsy Sunrise. At Cerebral Palsy Sunrise together, the participants and I make the community accessible to everyone.
What does it mean to live life to the fullest?
Greeting the sunrise with a smile and giving each day your best effort.
Thanks to Jaime for the great interview!
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