• World Cerebral Palsy Day 

      October 4, 2019

     

    How can you show your support? It’s easy!

    Wear Green on October 4th

    and Purchase a Green Ribbon for 50 Cents 

     
    (Ribbons Can be Purchased During Lunch) 
     
     
    1200

    Thank you to everyone that donated to Empower last year,

    together we raised $1200!

     

     What is Cerebral Palsy?

    Cerebral means having to do with the brain. Palsy means weakness or problems with using the muscles. Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and keep their balance and posture as a result of an injury to parts of the brain. Often the problem happens before birth or soon after being born.

     

    Facts About Cerebral Palsy (CP)

    • There are 17 million people across the world living with CP.  Another 350 million people are closely connected to a child or adult with CP.

    • Everyone is likely to know someone – a relative, neighbor, or friend – who has CP.

    •  CP is the most common physical disability in childhood.

    • CP is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement.

    • It is a complex disability: 1 in 4 children with CP cannot talk, 1 in 3 cannot walk, 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability, 1 in 4 have epilepsy.

    • CP is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure.

     

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