My name is Kristy Lipe and I am 28. My story is I was born with CP due to the lack of oxygen at birth. Thankfully, I think and understand everything like a typical 28 year old would! I was raised like any kid was, being involved in the youth group, school stuff, and sports. I’m a 3rd degree black belt and three time world champion in ATA. I also danced on and off in between all of that!
I only tried two communication devices starting out, because that’s all they had in the 90s, I tried the DeltaTalker and the Dynavox but the DeltaTalker worked best which was the PRC device. The PRC representative would come to the school or our home to try them out with me. I’ve been demonstrating how to use a communication device since I was five, even when I didn’t realize it, during elementary school. I got my first communication device because my parents fought the school system for it. It took me a week or two to learn how to do basics on the DeltaTalker, then the whole school year after that to learn the language of the Unity system. I still love to demonstrate and teach people how awesome communication devices are! I also love teaching people they can do anything as long as they believe in themselves!
My other interests and activities are being involved with church, going to the theater, working out with weights, being involved in modeling and acting auditions, and hanging out with friends and family. I love everything Disney, photography, and drawing.