Today is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, a day to further educate people about cerebral palsy, while also pushing for greater inclusion and finding a cure.
Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s movement and speech, and muscles and balance. The impact can range from mild to severe and include wheelchair use. CP is one of the most common childhood disorders in the United States and its usually caused by birth trauma or in utero.
Because my son had cerebral palsy, it is a day of extra special meaning for me. Eric passed away in 2003 at age 12 from complications of his disability.
To learn more about CP, visit: 11 Things to Know about Cerebral Palsy | CDC
Let’s work for awareness and acceptance about cerebral palsy and other disabilities all year long.
Worthy of our best efforts.