I contracted the Influenza Virus in 1968 (Honk Kong Flu pandemic of 1968). As a result of this I was diagnosed as suffering from Cerebral Palsy (CP).
I have three degrees in science from the Open University. They are mostly in human biology and neuroscience, with a little bit of Medicinal Chemistry thrown into the mix just for good measure. I intend to study for my PhD.
In my second book I will use my scientific knowledge to describe the neurobiology of CP. In other words, I will explain the different brain areas which are affected. How the severity of CP is determined by the amount of brain damage. How this severity can have an impact on other brain areas can be affected and the consequences this could have on the individual. I will explain some of the viology with respect to the virus’s transmission as well as the neuroscience. Throughout the book I will intersperce personal stories of my experiences as someone living with Cerebral Palsy.
I know what you’re thinking! This sounds far too scientific, I’ll never understand it? Science is for everyone and not for a certain few. Some scientists make you believe they’re right because they wear a White Lab Coat or use big words. In my opinion, a real scientist is someone who can make everyone understand what they are speaking about.
In my book I will hopefully manage to explain the virology and neuroscience behind Cerebral Palsy so everyone can understand the science. But the proof is in the eating. Reading in this case! Please email and tell me if I’ve managed to make the science understandable.
Who is the book for? Anyone who wants to know more about Cerebral Palsy. People with CP, parents, people who work in the Caring Profession and want to understand some of the science or anyone else who is interested to learn more about the brain and how it works.
Date of publication: I am not too sure when the book will be published. Send me your email and I will make sure you will be the first to know.
Email me if you are baffled or just want me to explain in everyday language the neurobiology behind Cerebral Palsy. I will be more than happy to help. Remember: There are no stupid questions.