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Details of Awareness, Treatments, Causes & Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral refers to the brain and Palsy refers to poor muscle control or weakness. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is not a disease, but a term used to describe a group of disorders resulting from a defect to one or more areas of the brain that occur pre birth or in infancy. CP is a non progressive condition as the brain damage…

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Know the Best Definition of Disability Over Difficulties and life

Nearly everyone faces hardships and difficulties at just one occasion or another. But for people with disabilities, barriers are often more frequent and have greater impact. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes barriers as being quite just physical obstacles. Here is the Definition of Barriers: “Factors during a person’s environment that, through their absence or presence, limit functioning and make…

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Cerebral Palsy: 4 Preventable causes of your Child’s disability

We read mostly about cerebral palsy that it is a serious medical condition that can disrupt the wellbeing of your child. Though there are different types of CP, yet they all lead to motor coordination, speech difficulty, or seizure activity. Most of the time, we see that this condition occurs during the birth process but we may not detect its…

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Importance of Strength Training in People with Cerebral Palsy

Physical activity and exercise have been an important aspect of cerebral palsy treatment plans for several decades. However, it is only in recent years, that researchers realized the importance of strength training for people with cerebral palsy. Studies indicate that strength training has the potential to improve several aspects of life by increasing mobility and strength. With cerebral palsy month…

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What About Cerebral Palsy Month

March is Cerebral Palsy awareness month. I know you are saying so what - it is just a month that does nothing important. I feel that too since we don't see much improvement in treatments per se, but we are seeing a lot of news about kids with Cerebral Palsy doing something great.  Two Boys One teenager who has Cerebral…

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Utah is Paving the Way With Therapy

I ran upon an article about giving funding for therapy to children with Cerebral Palsy and Spina Bifida in Utah. If the bill passes into law, it would be the first law in the country that would allow money for therapy. I think that this is awesome in so many ways. Cost for Therapy First, therapy sometimes would cost $50…

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Bullying — Can We Actually End It?

These days bullying is getting worse and it is not improving. Bullying is not new – it’s going on for decades. My dad was bullied when he was a teenager and he is almost 90 years old. In his time, kids did it for fun and would forget it. Today kids can do more damage than in dad’s time or even my…

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Is Cerebral Palsy Linked to Depression?

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] The United Kingdom has done research on adults with Cerebral Palsy and depression. They say there are a higher number of people with Cerebral Palsy and who have depression than other people. They seem to be trying to link Cerebral Palsy and depression together.  Before I go any further, let me make it…

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Handling Tragedy at Home with Parents

Last few weeks have been kind of stressful because my dad had an accident at home and it was really shocking when I learned about it. As a person with a disability, you cannot just go and take care for your loved one or just visit them when you want to. The bible mentions that we have to take care…

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I co-wrote a book entitled “They said We Couldn’t” with my friend Lisa Cesal about our lives with Cerebral Palsy. We want to spread the message that people who have Cerebral Palsy can do anything they want in life.

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