Did You Know This About Cerebral Palsy? #WorldCPDay2015

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

  1. Cerebral Palsy is a life-long physical disability due to damage of the developing brain.
  2. Globally, approximately 17 million people have Cerebral Palsy (CP).
  3. 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.
  4. It can range from weakness in one hand, to an almost complete lack of voluntary movement requiring 24 hour care.
  5. 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