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My name is Jerusha. I have cerebral palsy and the doctors in my birthplace, Sri Lanka said I would never walk or talk. My family and I came to Australia when I was little. Here, I was fortunate enough to receive therapy which improved my walking and speaking abilities.
I am now a PhD student in medical sciences investigating the effects of exercise and brain stimulation in adults with cerebral palsy. I am also a published poet and a leading advocate for medical students with disabilities.
My story has been featured on many media platforms such as ABC news and Women’s Agenda, WHO, and Take 5. I have also spoken to various organisations including World Vision, Future Female, and Australian Academy of Sciences about my story and experiences.