World Cerebral Palsy Day
March 25, 2020
How can you show your support? It’s easy!
Wear Green on Wednesday, March 25
and Purchase a Green Ribbon for 50 Cents(Ribbons Can be Purchased During Lunch)
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)
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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.