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January Youth Highlight: Megan

January Youth Highlight: Megan

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Tell us a little about yourself…

Hello, I’m Megan Fowler. I’m 21 years old.  I was born with a disability called cerebral palsy.  I got bullied alot so I decided to educate people about what CP is. Becoming a motivational speaker was so amazing for me, I had people laughing with my humor and crying because they could relate. Other than my speaking I love to be outside camping and fishing, riding ATVs and good having a good time with good people and of course I love music and my family.

When you think about Youth MOVE Maine, what is something that you really value or like about Youth MOVE Maine?

It’s given me hope for a greater change. There are so many ideas to help our community but no one has the support like youth move has.  You can go and be really heard and make the changes you want to see. I also really value the people,  they are very open and honest.  Very if you are having a bad day they make you feel cared about.

What is one major issue that is facing youth today? How can other youth and providers help fix this issue?

A major problem I’m seeing today with young adults is homeless. As a member of Youth MOVE Maine I’d love to start with someone small and work our way up. Like first we could collect winter supplies and make bags and hand them out during the winter. Or like the woman on the news who collected shoes for the kids at her school.  A bigger scale project would be finding for another shelter or more half way homes.

What inspires you to be the best you that you can be?

I used to get upset about people picking on me until I realized it was just that they didn’t understand and didn’t see me as a person, just “disabled”. Ones I started speaking up and showing people who I am everything opened up and people love out I am.  I love to make people laugh and smile. That’s my inspiration.

What is your new year’s resolution?

To not get pushed around and anymore and to do what is right for me, not just everyone else. I always take care of everyone else first and I barely get through. There’s a fine line between helping others and hurting yourself. Plus, like most people say, “I’m going to get healthier,” for a new year’s resolution, but I really want to. I’m getting a bike or treadmill and I’m going to do it. I’ve got the will power!

 

(This post may have been edited for length or clarity.)

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