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Cerebral Palsy

From Wikipedia

Cerebral palsy describes a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to nonprogressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, communication, and behaviour, by epilepsy, and by secondary musculoskeletal problems.[6]

There is no known cure for CP. Medical intervention is limited to the treatment and prevention of complications arising from CP's effects.


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Read of one persons determination to no let CP slow her down!

"I can't do it!" wails one boy. Dr. Jan Brunstrom, a green belt who started a special martial-arts program for children with CP, looks him in the eye. "Can't isn't in my vocabulary," she tells him, "and it shouldn't be in yours."

This is no mere pep talk. The petite, 40-year-old physician has cerebral palsy herself. "All my life, people told me what I couldn't do," she explains. "They said I'd never walk, but I did. They said I didn't belong in school, but I graduated high school as valedictorian at 16 and went on to become a pediatric neurologist. They thought I'd never marry or have a child, but I did. No one has the right to tell people with CP what they can or can't do."


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