A dear friend of ours wrote a book titled Confessions from Disability Limbo A Commentary on Society. His name is Kevin G Nuñez and he is based out of New Jersey, he is originally from San Jaun, Puerto Rico. Currently Kevin is the Vice Chairperson of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities. Kevin was born with Cerebral Palsy as well as his twin brother.
The book starts out with a short story, which if you are anything like me, you wish it kept on going. It was from the perspective of a young man with Cerebral Palsy who is working as a CIA analyst providing technical support. One morning he shows up at a friends of his from high schools house one morning to try and help their family. I do not want to give any spoilers away but, trust me, it is worth the read.
Kevin writes from real life experiences. It is refreshing and eye opening to read a book about disabilities from someone who is actually living with a disability.
Each person living with a disability has their own unique experience with their disability. Just because people have the same disability, does not mean that they have lived the same experiences, Kevin and his brother each have had different paths that they have gone down even though the both have Cerebral Palsy.
One of my favorite things about this book is how candid Kevin is about his experience living with a disability. He lived in Puerto Rico until he was four years old and would visit every summer growing up, he talks about how there is a lack of accessibility there and how that now prevents him from continuing to visit has he ages,. which is sad to think about the people who have not been fortunate enough to move to a place that is marginally better with accessibility.
Kevin spends a portion of the book discussing what he would do if he could spend 24 hours in a body that was not disabled and for him, it is the small things that able-bodied people often take for granted.
The most refreshing thing that I have read is when he talks about body image. We do not often see men speaking out about dealing with body image issues let alone men with disabilities.
I recommend reading this book if you want to have a bit of insight on what it is like to live with Cerebral Palsy, or just being disabled. It is well worth the read. If you read it and enjoy it, Kevin has a blog of his own as well (https://advocatekevinnunez.wordpress.com) check it out. He is one of the kindest and funniest people I have the pleasure of calling my friend.
Here is the link to purchase the book https://www.amazon.com/Confessions-Disability-Limbo-Commentary-Society-ebook/dp/B09B81DLZS?ref_=ast_author_dp