In observance of World Cerebral Palsy Day, which is tomorrow on Wednesday 7th October, I have signed up with the good folks over at Step Up Pakistan (a volunteer group) to spread awareness about CP. I highly recommend you click over to the map to read the stories from around the world, from men and women with CP to friends and family members.
5 Facts for World Cerebral Palsy Day – 07.Oct. 2015
- Cerebral Palsy is a life-long physical disability due to damage of the developing brain.
- Globally, approximately 17 million people have Cerebral Palsy (CP).
- Early Detection has a tremendous positive effect on children with CP who receive treatment. Cerebral Palsy, except in it’s mildest forms, can be evident in the first 12 to 18 months.
- It can range from weakness in one hand, to an almost complete lack of voluntary movement requiring 24 hour care.
- Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for a group of disorders. It is a condition that is permanent, but not unchanging.*
*Source: Cerebral Palsy Alliance Website