Cerebral Palsy

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Ruth Drake | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Drake

Sleep deprivation will twist your feelings and muddy your thoughts like nothing else. I figured I forced her existence by having IVF and that my selfish need to be a mum was being punished. But it wasn't just me being punished, it was Paul too but mostly and worst of all, it was Elin. They were categorically the worst few months of my life.

Bruce Springsteen Fan With Cerebral Palsy Goes To First Concert And It's Amazing To Watch

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Parents

A Bruce Springsteen fan who has cerebral palsy and vision impairment went to his first ever gig, and absolutely loved it. The boy’s dad, Tony Wilson...

Empowering Hashtag Celebrates The Beauty Of Disabled People And Their Bodies

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A journalist with cerebral palsy has launched a social media campaign encouraging disabled people to love themselves, loud and proud. #DisabledAndCut...

I Don't Want To Read Books That Treat Disability As A Tragedy

Anne Suslak | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Suslak

I don't want to read books that treat disability as a tragedy, putting the stories in the same category as books about child abuse or people dying from cancer. Books where the disabled character dies aren't terrible, but they can't be the only type out there.

Phil Neville's Daughter, Who Has Cerebral Palsy, Achieves Dream Of Becoming A Model

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Style

The daughter of former Manchester United and England footballer Phil Neville has been signed by a commercial modelling agency. Izzy Neville, 13, has b...

Exercises To Try At Home For People With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you live with a physical disability or illness, keeping fit can be difficult. Just 17.2% of adults with long-term limiting illness, disability o...

It's Not Just Paralympian Athletes Who Have To Pee Themselves

Laura Moore | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Moore

I am one of the people who didn't find that news shocking at all. In fact, in an odd way I was pleased that it had happened to someone in the public eye, someone who was brave enough to come forward and tell the media about it so that finally our voices have a chance of being heard.

Should All Identities Be Embraced?

Joshua Hepple | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joshua Hepple

Ultimately, my question is this: Can someone be proud of something that undoubtedly hinders them? Of course cerebral palsy has made me more resilient and shaped my personality. I would be a very different person without it, but applying Darwinian theory, if there was a fire and I was without an assistant, CP could only be a hindrance.

Cerebral Palsy Is Leo's Superpower... What's Yours?

Jaymee Heaton | Posted 26.11.2016 | UK Parents
Jaymee Heaton

Imagine spending hours in labour and then giving birth to your first child. Watching your child grow and adjusting your life as a mum when in all honesty you have just reached adulthood and haven't a clue. Now imagine thinking that something isn't right?

Exoskeleton 'Onesie' Gives Babies With Cerebral Palsy A Better Start In Life

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Parents

Babies who are at risk of developing cerebral palsy could be helped by a robotic “onesie”, designed by a team at the University of Oklahoma, US. T...

Boy Proves Friendship Is More Important Than Winning On Sports Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Parents

The touching moment a six-year-old slowed down during a sports day race so he would cross the finish line with his best friend who has cerebral palsy ...

South Asian Communities Need to Root Out Disability Stigmas

Lyla Asif | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lyla Asif

Today I'll be getting my nails painted gold and my hands will be decorated with henna to celebrate Eid. I'm looking forward to wearing a green shalwar kameez from Pakistan with elaborate gold embroidery. I love the celebrations - all the pakoras, samosas and rice of every colour - and it's a chance to see family and friends.

An Open Letter to the Local Council...

Rachel Wright | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Parents
Rachel Wright

Once you are home, after your difficult day, I hope you are able to relax on the sofa with your loved ones. When you do, please spare a thought for this family who, as a result of your difficult day, have had this 'luxury' restricted.

Being a Dad to Disabled Twins Isn't Worse, It's Just Different...

James Melville-Ross | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Parents
James Melville-Ross

Unlike more typical kids, they can't run away from you when you want to hug them; they can't embarrass you by repeating your swear words (we probably take too much advantage of this one). Plus we get to park wherever we want at the supermarket...

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Disappointed 'Rude' David Cameron Didn't Meet Him

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents

An 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was disappointed not to be met by David Cameron when he was invited to hand deliver a written plea for the NHS ...

Twin Dedicated To Guiding His Sister With Cerebral Palsy Through Life

Caters News Agency | Amy Packham | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents

A toddler with cerebral palsy is being guided through childhood by her twin brother. Millie Bea Hughes, two, from Staffordshire, has to rely on a walk...

Parents Thank Stranger For Kind Gesture To Son With Cerebral Palsy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Parents

The parents of a boy with cerebral palsy were overwhelmed when a stranger secretly picked up their son's food bill at a restaurant. Paula and Chris Ki...

Speechless: A New Play That Gives Disabled People a Fresh Voice

Kate Caryer | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kate Caryer

I am a rude, pink-haired theatre lover, who also happens to have cerebral palsy and no speech. I use a communication aid to speak (think a punk Stephen Hawking), but the words that come out of my computer will quickly shatter any stereotypes you might have about disabled people...

Reflections on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Ed Green | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK
Ed Green

First, I've a personal interest to declare. My twin sister Jenny, who died nearly 20 years ago when we were 27, had cerebral palsy. It's been part of the fabric of my life as the non-disabled twin. I certainly wouldn't need an awareness month to bring it to my attention.

Mum Disappointed By David Cameron's Response To Son's NHS Funding Plea

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Parents

David Cameron has responded to an 11-year-old boy's letter about why the NHS can't fund his rehabilitation treatment after having major surgery. Ben B...

Boy Writes Heartbreaking Letter To David Cameron Pleading For Treatment Funding

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Parents

A boy with cerebral palsy has written a letter to David Cameron pleading for his help after the NHS pulled funding for his spinal surgery and aftercar...

How A Young Triathlete With Cerebral Palsy Is Inspiring Kids With Disabilities

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Parents

A nine-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who completed his first triathlon in 2015 is hoping to inspire other children with disabilities to take part i...

Being on the Cerebral Palsy Spectrum

Simon Stevens | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

I have learnt to detest impairment labels. While I understand the importance of labels at the point of diagnosis, I have seen how impairments labels have recently been used by left wing activists to demand entitlement beyond need or understanding.

Top 11 Advantages to Parenting a Disabled Child

Rachel Wright | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rachel Wright

Endless appointments show your importance has cranked up to fever pitch. You go to numerous therapies while having the pleasure of perfect strangers trampling through your home and checking you out. It's a lot like Big Brother but with less sleep.

Toddler With Cerebral Palsy's First Steps Captured In Emotional Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Parents

A toddler with cerebral palsy has taken his first steps after a life-changing operation helped him become able to toddle unaided. Sebastian Brokens...