I have a disability called Cerebral palsy, it can affect someone in so many different ways, its different for each person who has it. It affects all my physical movements and my speech, I use wheelchair to get around. But it doesn’t stop me from having a full life! I can do everything I put my mind on I just have to do it differently. For me life is about making the best of what you have and never giving up on your dreams!
”Reaching for the Stars. A Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Today is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day! It is the first national awareness day for Cerebral Palsy established through Congress via Reaching for the Stars 7 years ago to bring awareness to Cerebral Palsy – the most common motor disability in children impacting more than 800,000 Americans and more than 17,000,0000 people worldwide.
In the past 7 years, we have seen National Cerebral Palsy Day grow into a national effort embraced by parent advocates, clinicians, lawmakers, other organizations and people who have CP themselves (both kids and adults). There has been huge progress made to increase awareness of the need for CP research that can lead to Prevention, Treatment and eventually a Cure and Recovery. The increase in research interest in CP is expanding yearly in both the public and private sectors which means that together we are definitely changing the future of Cerebral Palsy – for those who already have it, and for future generations. We couldn’t be prouder to be volunteers who have worked hard for the past 10 years to make a difference. We will continue to work hard to make a difference for everyone impacted by CP. Special thanks again to Senator Johnny Isakson (GA) and Senator Robert Casey (PA) who co-sponsored National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day 2015 again for us.
Let’s all stand together today wearing our green for CP Awareness and change the future! #GG4CP #BeTheChange We will never give up”