My name is Katie Philip, I am 20 years old and have Cerebral Palsy. In the summer of 2007 some very important people in my life started me on stamping.
I live in Victoria BC, on the West Coast of Canada. I went to Salt Spring Island for the day with my Teaching Assistants, my Twin Sister and my Mom when we came across a vendor in the country market who was doing a demonstration with stamps. My Mom claims that I was smiling from ear to ear and laughing as I watched.
For my birthday everyone I knew bought me different stamps. Although I don’t have very good control over my arms, I am able to concentrate and relax when I have a stamp in my hand. My Mom has to be patient with me as I choose each stamp, ink color and paper design. My Mom places her hand over mine, and together we create beautiful cards.