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Cerebral Palsy

WATCH: Mother-Daughter Duo Defies Disability By Running Marathons

HooplaHa | Posted 07.21.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Arianna Tanghe is like most 14-year-old girls. She loves music, movies and spending time with her family and friends. She's the youngest sibling of two athletes and longed to experience the rush of crossing the finish line just like her brother and sister before her. There is just one complication. Arianna has cerebral palsy.

I Cry For My Son

Lola Lolita | Posted 07.20.2015 | Parents
Lola Lolita

I cry for my son when I sneak in his room at night and watch him sleep, marveling at all he has courageously accomplished as well as all he has yet to face.

Grateful for Grateness: A Thank You Letter to Dwayne Johnson

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 06.26.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

That being said, I write this particular letter not so much as a fan -- but as someone who's become more familiar with what it means to truly struggle, and is simply looking to say thank you.

Voice of Hope: The Joey Lowenstein Foundation

Jim Luce | Posted 06.25.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

Some of the greatest discoveries in human history have been the result of accidental or unexpected circumstances. While the mind usually recalls great...

An Honest, Tear-Jerking Account Of Becoming A Father

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.24.2015 | Parents

It's impossible to anticipate the challenges that may arise in the journey to becoming a parent. Telegraph political cartoonist Bob Moran shared h...

Israeli School Unites Muslim, Jewish and Christian Students WIth Cerebral Palsy

Anav Silverman | Posted 06.14.2015 | World
Anav Silverman

In the Tel Aviv suburb of Zahala, about 150 students study at the ONN School for Special Education. The school is special in that most of the children who attend, have cerebral palsy and other degenerative diseases. The diverse student population includes Muslim, Christian, and Jewish children.

The Powerful Reason A Teen Piggybacked His Brother For 57 Miles

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.08.2015 | Teen

“Beyond sore, beyond tired, beyond thankful, beyond blessed.” Those were the words tweeted by 15-year-old Hunter Gandee Sunday after he success...

Ryan O'Connell Talks About His First Book, I'm Special

Kelly McClure | Posted 05.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Kelly McClure

Ryan O'Connell got his start much in the same way as any other up and coming writer - working a string of all but unpaid internships, and harvesting his life for awkward/relatable experiences to blog about for the internet.

Film Margarita With A Straw -- Unexpected Brilliance -- From India

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing.

Taylor Swift's Music Has Amazing Impact On Teen Who Lost Her Memory

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 04.29.2015 | Teen

Taylor Swift's music has touched a lot of people, but maybe no one more so than North Carolina teen Charli Robertson. Robertson, who was born with ...

Priscilla Frank

Unapologetic Self-Portraits That Shatter Perceptions Of Disability

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 04.28.2015 | Arts

Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick, 1996 Oil on canvas 218.5 x 157 cm 86 x 61 3/4 in In "Lucy Jones with Her Walking Stick," a woman wearing a g...

The Way This Actress With Cerebral Palsy Responds To Her Online Bullies Is Inspiring

OWN | Posted 03.23.2015 | OWN

When actress and comedian Maysoon Zayid made her television debut on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" in 2010, she was shocked to see a barrage of hat...

Actress With Cerebral Palsy Got Devastating 'Shock Of A Lifetime' After Googling Herself

OWN | Posted 03.20.2015 | OWN

Maysoon Zayid, a Palestinian-American Muslim woman who has cerebral palsy, always dreamed of becoming an actress. Growing up in her small New Jersey t...

A Thank-You to the College Athletes Who Welcomed My Son

Michael Plansky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Michael Plansky

Like every new dad, as I held my newborn son, I dreamed of teaching him to play catch, shoot a basketball, and ride his first bicycle. But Max was different. A premature twin, I couldn't hold him for months, and when I did, he fit in my two hands. A few months later, I found out Max had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Parents Request Uplifting Cards For Terminally Ill Son Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.05.2015 | Good News

A couple is urging strangers to grant a simple birthday wish for their son who is terminally ill. Bubby Everson of Puyallup, Washington, contracted...

Dad Performs Inspiring Rap Song For Son With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 02.03.2015 | Parents

Eight-year-old Jared was born with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and several other debilitating medical conditions as a result of a stroke ...

If I'd Let Fear Paralyze Me, I Wouldn't Have My Daughter

Jessica Bensten | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

I was afraid having a child with cancer had labeled me as defective. Everyone else was having healthy kids, so there must be something wrong with me.

Woman Who Has Cerebral Palsy Is Writing An Entire Novel By Typing With Her Toes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.06.2015 | Good News

Hu Huiyuan, who lives the AnHui Province in China, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a few months old and has little mobility, CNR report...

The Doctors Were Wrong

Lucy Meyer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Lucy Meyer

I was born with cerebral palsy because I did not get oxygen for five minutes at birth. When I was just a few days old, the doctors told my parents that there was a very good chance that I would never sit up or swallow. The doctors were wrong.

Unspoken Bonds

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.11.2015 | Parents
Nicole Jankowski

There is a bond between brothers that I see each day within my house. And there is a bond between a boy with a disability and his brother that is different than any other I have known.

United Airlines Apologizes To 'Humiliated' Special Needs Mom

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.06.2015 | Parents

When New Jersey mom of four Elit Kirschenbaum boarded a December 30 flight home after her family vacation in the Dominican Republic, she seated her yo...

My Wheelchair Doesn't Define Me

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

It casts a shadow that's bigger than my body. It has left scars that run deeper than my flesh and bone. It haunts me -- but I know I wouldn't have the life that I have without it.

Young Runner With Cerebral Palsy Will Inspire You With Her Go-Get-'Em Attitude

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 11.10.2014 | Teen

This young athlete doesn't let anything stop her from playing the sports she loves. On Saturday, Sarah Kate Sligh was one of hundreds of children t...

Taking Away the Right to Vote

YAI | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
YAI

While politicians and other elected officials are making every effort to convince more Americans to vote in the upcoming national election, there looms an unfathomable barrier to people with disabilities as they seek to exercise their most basic and important right as Americans: the right to vote.

The Inclusive Gap Ad That Has Everyone Cheering

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.16.2014 | Parents

Earlier this month, Gap posted a photo on the brand's Facebook page to promote its autumn kids collection. The ad shows a group of children getting re...