A Special Story From A Monacan Student

A Monacan Student Is Selling Bracelets For Cerebral Palsy

Jeff Katz
November 30, 2018 - 5:39 pm

PJ Morrissey is a 16 year old Junior at Monacan High School. He reached out to share the story of his sister.

Emily was born in 1998, soon to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Many of her doctors and therapists told her parents that they didn’t think she’d be able to walk without assistive devices, or even do many daily tasks on her own. However, 20 years later she has proven them wrong. She can walk all by herself, make herself food, tie her own shoes (with the help of Snap Laces), and much more we never thought she’d be able to do. One thing that her occupational therapist had her do was string large beads onto strings and pipe cleaners to improve her fine motor skills. She’s done it ever since then, and has now made it her passion. Back in October she launched her very own bracelet website and company for her, where she can sell her creations. It’s called Emily’s Bracelets. If you go to https://emilysbracelets.com/, you can see all that she has created and currently sells. 25 cents from every bracelet sold is donated back to the Special Olympics, as a thank you for all that they have done for athletes like Emily and so many more. 

He also wrote a book, entitled Different, about his life with a special needs sibling. It is available on Amazon here: Different https://www.amazon.com/dp/1542791553/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_p5F.BbBZWW30Y.