After a blood clot caused damage to her brain when she was just 2 days old, Sandra Lowery was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) which impaired her speech and mobility. Now at 60 years of age, Lowery is sharing her story living with CP in her new book titled “A Struggle for Independence”. The memoir, which flew off the shelves at both of her book signings, chronicles her life achievements in the face of discrimination—including walking, attending school, driving, and starting a family. She also described the prejudice she felt throughout her life, but that she has always remained strong and independent, thanks to her parents. Lowery’s story showcases encouragement, bravery and confidence, and brings awareness to CP during the month of March, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.