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Cerebral Palsy

The Toughest Race My Daughter And I Ever Ran

Andi Sligh | Posted 05.04.2014 | Parents
Andi Sligh

It's hard to believe that it was so hard for her, when in the past it's been (relatively) easy. But when the pain of the day had subsided just a bit, I recalled one of the mantras of slow distance runners: "Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which trumps Did Not Start."

I'm Not Here To Inspire You

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

The word inspire has probably become a bit bastardized for me. It's certainly not a bad thing to be inspired, find something inspirational or even to inspire someone else by personal deeds. Yet, I cringe when I hear the word.

Best Man With Cerebral Palsy Gives Toast For The Ages

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

Korey Soderman has all the dirt on his twin brother, Kyle. Korey, who has cerebral palsy, let some of those secrets fly during his best man speech...

A Chance Meeting With Nelson Mandela

Lateef McLeod | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices
Lateef McLeod

At nine I realized it was a grave injustice for Nelson Mandela to be locked in prison for 27 years since he advocated for all who inhabited the land that his ancestors lived for centuries have the freedom and democracy that everyone deserves in their home country.

Reluctant Reliability: A Glimpse Into Cerebral Palsy

Erin M. Kelly | Posted 03.23.2014 | Impact
Erin M. Kelly

I wanted nothing more than to jump out of my bed, grab my phone, and text someone as fast as my chubby little fingers would allow. As with so many other scenarios like this, my cerebral palsy didn't present me with that option.

Meet The Youngest Player In NBA History. He's An 8-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

The Memphis Grizzlies have drafted the youngest player in NBA history. His name is Charvis Brewer, and he is an 8-year-old boy with cerebral palsy. ...

Nonverbal Teen Gets The Gift Of Communication For Christmas

The Bakersfield Californian | Steven Mayer | Posted 02.23.2014 | Los Angeles

It's hard to imagine that Raymond Lara has never spoken to his family. The 15-year-old high school student has never been able to form his thoughts in...

A Christmas Gift of Hope and a Future

Ellen Stumbo | Posted 02.12.2014 | Parents
Ellen Stumbo

The adoption process has taken its toll on me emotionally. Nothing prepares you to be away from your family for six weeks, and in a country where you feel deaf, mute, and illiterate.

The Grief My Son Does Not Deserve

Ellen Seidman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

Max's 11th birthday is coming up. My 11th anniversary as a mom is coming up. His birth will never be a happy event for me, yet why does it have to still hurt so much? It feels as if I am doing Max wrong by grieving this way. He doesn't deserve that.

Does This 7-Year-Old Seem Exploited To You?

Ellen Seidman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

Holly is a beautiful girl who happens to have CP. End of story. A great beginning for Holly!

The Future of a Child With Cerebral Palsy in Nigeria

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

Children with cerebral palsy are not able to achieve their developmental milestones. In Nigeria, their future remains in uncertainty because there is no special institution dedicated to their special needs.

Little Girl With Cerebral Palsy Cannot Walk Or Talk.. But She Just Became A Model

Posted 11.07.2013 | Good News

A little girl with athetoid cerebral palsy has a smile that's too big to be ignored. And now, her heartwarming grin is being featured in an online fas...

This Mother-Daughter Duo Are Truly Inspiring

Charity Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Miles

Ari has cerebral palsy and visual impairment but that doesn't stop her from pounding the pavement with her mom.

Inter-Ability Couple Desperate For Accessible Van Makes Plea

Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact

By Jeff D Gorman, The Mobility Resource Barton and Megan Cutter have been sharing their inter-ability love story with the world, but it sure would ...

How My Children Have Helped Me Become Perfectly Human

Andi Sligh | Posted 12.13.2013 | Parents
Andi Sligh

When I became a mom, I thought my job was to mold and shape my children into their best selves. To my surprise, my children have molded and shaped me.

Transforming the Lives of Children and Adults With Cerebral Palsy

Anat Baniel | Posted 12.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Treatments include stretching the muscles when they are spastic and short, stimulating them when they are not working powerfully enough, or implementing other direct mechanical interventions. This approach has often yielded limited and limiting results for the person with cerebral palsy.

Moms Speak Out About Lack Of Cerebral Palsy Research

Ellen Seidman | Posted 12.02.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day 2013, a great thing for the attention it will bring CP and the ideas people will share for bettering the lives of people with CP. There's just one other thing a day like this needs: a call for more research dedicated to cerebral palsy.

Artist With Cerebral Palsy Creates Remarkable Hands-Free Artworks

Posted 09.27.2013 | Arts

Astro Saulter was born with cerebral palsy, severely limiting his ability to move or communicate. Despite this disability, Saulter, a 34-year-old from...

Don't Call Us Great Parents Just Because We Have a Child With Disabilities

Ellen Seidman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

Considering parents of kids with special needs to be saints overestimates us, and underestimates our children.

Don't Expect Much

Olivia Rosewood | Posted 11.06.2013 | Parents
Olivia Rosewood

As the parent of a differently abled child, this release of expectation has changed the way I parent, and it has released me from the shackles of expectation -- shackles I didn't even know I had. Every day is a new day, every day is a surprise.

Photographer's Heartbreaking Series Documents His Twin Brother's Struggle With Cerebral Palsy

Posted 08.30.2013 | Arts

Photographer Christopher Capozziello was born just five minutes before his twin brother Nick. Yet when Nick was born he was not breathing. The...

WATCH: Incredible Wheelchair Makes One Boy's Lifelong Dream Come True

Sarah Barness | Posted 08.22.2013 | Good News

California resident Daniel Cope suffers from cerebral palsy, but that never stopped him from dreaming of hiking with his family. With the help of som...

What I Don't Wish For My Son With Special Needs

Ellen Seidman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

I will do whatever I can within my powers to pave the road Max walks on and make his path in life easier. But I love this kid, the one I got.

Why I'm So Grateful For A Purple Beach Shovel

Ellen Seidman | Posted 09.06.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

Max isn't into board games. He still needs help with coloring, painting and doing crafts. And so, moving around trucks is his best way to play independently. Then came The Purple Shovel.

My Message For People Who Pity Kids With Special Needs

Ellen Seidman | Posted 07.20.2013 | Parents
Ellen Seidman

How crushing would it be to know that others think you are a lesser human being? Or that you are an "unlucky child" (who grows into an unlucky adult)? Our kids need every bit of confidence they can get in this world.