Patient Spotlight: Greg Moomjy
Meet Greg Moomjy:
I am 29 years old and in recent years, as a man living with Cerebral Palsy, I’ve been trying to live as independent an adult life as possible – while still living with my parents.
How did you find the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (WFCPC):
I have been a patient of Dr. David Roye's since I was 8 years old, before the Weinberg CP Center was founded. As the Center developed, Dr. Roye introduced me to the WFCPC community, and I have been involved ever since.
How has the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center impacted your care:
I really felt the need to meet other people with cerebral palsy who are also strong, smart, and independently minded. Dr. Roye told me about the Weinberg Center and the possibility of there being a support group. I knew about the Weinberg Center before the support group was even set up, and I have to tell you I'm so grateful for this support group. We meet once a month but even I didn’t realize how much I needed it, even if it's only once a month.
What is one thing you would like people to know about the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center?
After joining the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy support group, I have formed lasting friendships because of it: I’ve been to several Broadway shows with someone I met through the group. I also met a friend that ended up being my date to my best friend’s wedding. I know it sounds cheesy but I would tell other people with CP to join the support group because you’re not alone, there are other people out there dealing with similar struggles. There are other ways to meet people with cerebral palsy, Facebook groups, message boards,etc., but all those can degenerate into pity parties... and something like a support group can give you so much more.