Hi, my name is Sabra Hawkes. I was born with Cerebral Palsy, which affects only my left side. Never heard of it? Cerebral Palsy, commonly referred to as "CP," is a neurological disorder (not a disease) that is non-progressive and non-contagious, and that affects motor function in different parts of the body. CP varies in severity. I was fortunate to be born with one of the most mild forms.