Category: Cerebral Palsy

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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Undergoes Stem Cell Therapy to Help Improve Condition

New research is looking into stem cell therapy to see if this regenerative treatment can help children with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is caused when an infant’s brain is damaged during pregnancy, delivery, or right after birth. While there are different types of cerebral palsy, all forms share the symptom of poor muscle control. It is…

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Normalizing Cerebral Palsy: Bodi’s Story

While children with cerebral palsy may face physical and emotional challenges, their differences do not make them less human than any of us. No one exemplifies this lesson better than Bodi Ealey. A Mother’s Love Bodi — who was born with cerebral palsy and later died in a care facility — was dutifully cared for by…

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New Discovery May Help Restore Speech in People With Cerebral Palsy

Some people with cerebral palsy are unable to speak or struggle to speak clearly. New technology may one day help them effectively communicate with others by turning the signals in their brains into synthesized speech. Cerebral palsy impacts a person’s ability to control their muscles, including those required for speech. One in 4 children with…

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How Parents Can Manage Epilepsy in Children With Cerebral Palsy

About half of children with cerebral palsy will also be diagnosed with epilepsy or experience seizures. Parents need to be aware of the co-occurrence of these two conditions so they can understand what treatments and therapies to pursue to improve their child’s quality of life. Epilepsy—or a brain disorder that causes seizures—commonly co-occurs in children…

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Nike Designs Special Shoe for Teen With Cerebral Palsy

Matthew Walzer, a 16-year-old with cerebral palsy, wrote a heartfelt letter to Nike about the struggles he faces trying to tie his shoes. The company responded by inviting him into the design process to create a shoe that would help him and others be more independent. Like many teenagers, Matthew Walzer dreams of going to…

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