Being born with a disability ISN’T a crime!

I’m bewildered, loss for words! Yes, I’m very, highly mad, and want to cry my heart out at the same time! Today I learned that a nonverbal 18-year-old man with severe autism is sitting in jail. Once again, a nonverbal man with severe autism is sitting in jail. He is just a helpless baby. 

That’s when my heart went out to him. I just say there with tears in my eyes. All I can think is that that was nearly my fate in April of 2010. Yes, my parents put me into my dad’s truck and my father drove me to the police department because they refused to believe that Scarlett, who was a grandmother to ten grandchildren, had taped me. Okay, getting back to the topic. 

Knowing that a man with autism is now in jail is so damn disturbing to me. He could be raped on his first night in jail. Beaten up.

One must remember we do send all the child a users and killers to jail too. 

I’m sorry to say that this young man’s life is now defective forever and he will never be the same. That’s what broke my heart. 

To me, I had to blame both the mother and the state. First, the mother is to blame for not loving him, if she ever did. Even though she told the news that she doesnt want him in jail either. It wasn’t her choice. If that were true, he would not be in prison I. The first place. To me, I am not 100% sure if I even believe her, knowing that my own mother would lie I. Front of the news camera if I went to jail. 

The mother claims that she can’t have him at home because the state threatened to remove her other kids. It pisses me off at the state more than anything else. They give ultimatums, but they can’t help the people that need them the most. Not to mention, they pay people poorly. You cannot keep the people required to open up the residencies that’s are necessary. It’s like $13 an hour to work at the type of facility this man needs. The power of the state is the real issue. 

A new law in New York City came into light in the new year. It allowed a serial robber to be released with no bail. He immediately robbed another bank. WTH, man? I may be wrong here, but shouldn’t it be this serial robber behind bars and not this autistic man? Lady Justice, where are you?

In 2018 in the state of Virginia, about 2,000 people are living life in an institutions. Some had been there since birth when their parents left them at the hospital without a chance to be adopted. It may be very upsetting to hear, but sadly it’s the truth. Close your eyes, imagine growing up with the adults wearing gloves and hospital scrubs, and not being in a sweet, homey, loving environment. Would you want this to be the place where you had to grow up? While hospital scrubs are required by law to prevent the spread of disease among staff and patients, it leads to distancing the team from the residents, yet the kids are not sick and dying. That sounds like a hellish nightmare of a childhood to me. 

The questions that pops up in my odd mind: Why are parents that want kids going to other countries to adopt kids with a disability and not choosing a baby with a disability in their own backyard?

I have no answer just yet to fix all of this. I’m praying to God to get that child out of jail. I’m praying for all the disabled children to have a loving home. I’m praying for a cure for all people with disabilities. I’m praying that we stop giving free movie tickets and suck to men with a history of violent acts against women, men that are allowed to walk out of jail, free. Society wants to lock up children and adults with a disability such as autism, cerebral palsy, or Down syndrome in institutions. They want these individuals to live like they are insane criminals, killers, with a life sentence. Being born with a disability ISN’T a crime!

It’s February 2020

Take a look at my new newsletter!
My first day of being a lobbying at the heart of Richmond Virginia. Telling my delegates and state Senators that we need to find a cure for cerebral palsy. It’s was a awesome and amazing experience for me.

In hopes of spreading Cerebral Palsy awareness, we are welcoming 31+ authors for takeovers each day, from March 1st to the 31st in Amanda Fino Reader’s Nest. Each day an author will post something about Cerebral Palsy, with giveaways and fun!
The winner is the person who participates the most in the group during the entire month. Have fun, and enjoy it! People with Cerebral Palsy don’t need your sympathies or your hard-earned money. What we are looking for are your VOICE and understanding. To the people that live with Cerebral Pasty, We invite you all to tell each of your fantastic tales about overcoming, living life with CP.

The Friday before CP Gal

This Sunday, my autobiography is coming out, and I still wonder where I got the strength to write CP gal after years of people asking for it for many years — saying no out of fear. Remember back to years ago, I recalled my birth-mother telling me to write it, Yet I didn’t because it won’t be the whole real truth like it is. Back then, I didn’t do anything remarkable in my life like now.
In it, I wrote the real hardships that I have endured growing up with cerebral palsy. I found my own voice in the hopes of becoming the voice for those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves. Writing Cerebral Palsy Gal was very therapeutic, expressing myself to being very truthful. I realized that telling my inner emotions had helped me heal some of the pain I had hidden away since childhood, and it was tough to write, reliving my worst memories and such. I’m proud that I wrote all down even when I was no angel telling my hugest mistakes and f ***’s up. I have written CP Gal in hopes of helping others with Cerebral Palsy. Some will love CP Gal, calling me a hero or an inspirational. There will be some who would be calling me every name in the book.

Everyone pictures people with CP or with another disabled adult as being innocent and vulnerable. They treat us, disabled adults like children. I think my story could help open people’s eyes. Having a disability does not make someone less of an adult, innocent, or unaware. I have sexual wants and desires of a woman desiring a companion. It’s hard, hurtful, and has become a thick cloud of lust, of wanting sex but not having it.
My biological mother turned from a loving mother to someone who hated me while I grew up. This feeling locked me up through my teen years. She manipulated my thinking and behavior, such as making me unfriend Jessica, my beloved life-long best friend, and family that she had brainwashed me to hate and such. I’ve survived three murder attempts by her hand. She made me feel like an animal/monster that needed to be locked up, and she tried to get me locked me up in a mental asylum or a group home for disabled people to forget about me — acting like I was never her daughter. Sadly, to say, I don’t believe our paths will cross again. I have my own life, and she has her own life that’s isn’t web together. There is so much worse than my mom had done to me after my dad passed on that I won’t write here. I recall that night when she admitted: “I have hated you since the day I found out that you have CP.” Since that night, I lost something dear to my heart. My undying-daughterly love for her, knowing that she’ll never come to love me as me.

My biological father had this golden heart, a warning, a substantial great smile, and such a pleasant personality. I hold no antagonism against my father. Now that I’m older, I see that my dad was under her thumb and gas-lit when it comes right down to it by my mom. He tried hard to please my mom with shopping money, gifts, yard work, doing what she said or wanted, even if he had to turn away from his mom, brother, and his three sisters for good. At times I never understood, but now as I type, he was like myself, brainwashed by Mom. Everyone tells me that I am just like him, carrying on his happy-go-lucky attitude. God, I wish he was here today, along with his mother, my grandma, that I was only sixteen when I last saw my grandma. Grandma, I love you, and I regret the last time we saw each other!
Right now, I feel like there needs to be a book on adult matters of a full flesh woman that has Cerebral Palsy — expressing my deep inner emotions within myself — having a unique person outlook on life. In hopes for other young people that has Cerebral Palsy not to make the same mistake as I did. Person Gain is not who I am or why CP Gal is coming out for. in turn, becoming the voice of those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves.
The forward for CP Gal was written by my best friend, Tylia L Flores, from Stomping on Cerebral Palsy with Tylia and a Writer at The Mighty. I’m lucky that I have great friendships within the cerebral palsy advocacy Facebook community. Heaven Ramsey from Stairway To The Stars Heaven’s Journey With CP and the co-founder of the #CPDreamTeam t-shirts for National and World CP Day each year along with Richelle Heath. Charisse Hogan is an excellent friend from Charisse Living with Cerebral Palsy.
I am looking to the future!

I guess I trying to say Holy Moly I wrote it at last. I have thank god for giving me the will power to write CP Gal.

The long-awaited Cerebral Palsy Gal’s cover reveal

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╰☆☆𝑪𝑷 𝑮𝒂𝒍☆☆╮
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Amanda was born with cerebral palsy. Throughout her life, she struggled against seemingly overwhelming odds to follow her dream – to be a best-selling writer. As a child, she endured appalling physical, mental, and emotional abuse from members of her own family, especially her mother, who could not accept Amanda’s condition. At age fifty-nine, her father died of cancer. She found comfort and solace with her grandmother – her ‘gragwa’ as she called her – the only person in her childhood who cared for her. A chance meeting with a former US intelligence officer and his family at a convention in Las Vegas gave Amanda the chance to be part of a loving family she so dearly craved.
Cerebral Palsy Gal is the remarkable story of survival against the odds, a poignant, inspiring, and utterly compelling account of one person finding her own voice and, in turn, becoming the voice of those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves.

Who I am CP Gal.

I’m going to just put it like it is. In my point of view, I am not a hero or that gal that you call “inspiring.” I have really blown it and messed things up along with many relationships in the past. God is magnificent, which helps me become a better person today. Before I became CP Gal,I had this horrible temper and putting it simply, I was not the kind of person that you would want to know. I wish that I can change the past, but I don’t have my magic wand to redo the past. Like we all say. Each day I thank God for his power of healing me and for allowing me to become CP Gal. I’m working on getting my college certificate

I’m trying my best to become one of the voices of those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves. I am not out for myself; I’m out for that friend who went into an institution for life because of her CP. And that friend who can’t talk or walk, who uses a wheelchair and his iPad to communicate. I AM NOT HERE FIGHTING FOR PERSONAL GAIN.

As CP Gal, I sincerely pledge to you these five rules.

  1. NO MONEY: I will never do a fundraiser or ask for money. If you want to buy a signed copy of one of my books, then that’s different 😀 *I won’t post your post asking for money; we are in the same situation as money goes. Trading books is always welcome here.
  2. NO PUSHING OR ORDERING: I would never dream of making you go against your morals or do anything that you do not want to. If I post something that you are not okay with, like in a post or blog, please feel free to send me a private Facebook message or email me here on the site.
  3. A LISTENING EAR: If anyone wants to PM me on Facebook or email, I would love to hear them out. My one rule is that I do not talk about my sex life.
  4. MY GROUP AND PAGE IS ALL YOURS: Post away on all the matters that you are passionate about, but please follow the above-mentioned rules.
  5. WIN/WIN Situation: I love to help other people! A win/win situation means that  All parties benefit.

These five rules are to keep us happy and peaceful. I’m trying to put my best foot forward with a huge smile on my face, and I want this group to be positive for everyone. I’m down to earth, and I vow to never let me ego get to my head. That’s who I am, and what I want CP Gal to be. After all, we are all people.

A letter to you

Dear fellow Cerebral Palsy Advocate,

My name is Amanda Fino. I’m thrilled and excited to say that my new book, CP Gal, is coming out on December 15, 2019. In it, I wrote the real hardships that I have endured growing up with cerebral palsy. I found my own voice in the hopes of becoming the voice for those who, through disability, cannot speak for themselves. Coming out from my beloved book publishing company, Blue Fortune Enterprises, LLC, on December 15, 2019. My dream is to have it on Amazon’s bestseller list in its first week. I’m looking for help to spread the word. Writing my autobiography was very therapeutic. It allowed me to express myself, my truth.

I feel like there needs to be a book on adult matters of a full-flesh woman that has Cerebral Palsy — expressing my deep inner emotions within myself. Having a unique personal outlook on life, I admit that I made a lot of horrible mistakes on my behalf, and I own up to ALL of them. In hopes for other young people that has Cerebral Palsy not to make the same mistake as I did.

In honor of CP Gal, I invite all of you to share this in hopes of spreading disability awareness. Your help is needed for those who suffer from Cerebral Palsy and other Maladies. Let’s make a movement in history. Please take a second to sign this petition.

Thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to read this.

Amanda Fino