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I’m making my MOVES count for CP research!
I’m taking part in the Move4CP challenge to raise funds and awareness for cerebral palsy research.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common lifelong physical disability in the world.
One in 323 babies is diagnosed with CP each year, and estimated related lifetime costs exceed $1.2 million per person.
Your generous support will accelerate groundbreaking research to change what's possible for this underfunded condition. There are several vital research programs, including:
- Training medical teams to detect cerebral palsy in babies as young as three months old, so they can get timely physical therapy.
- Supporting research into new chronic pain treatments and solutions for millions of people with CP
Please help me reach my giving goal. Together, we change lives and move CP research forward.
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Natalie’s storyThursday 3rd Jun By the time Natalie was 7 or 8 months we realized she was behind her peers in development. She still wasn’t sitting or crawling and she wouldn’t feed herself at meal times or play very much with toys. She also kept she fists very tight. We called early intervention and thought we will get her some therapy for a few months and our lazy baby will be right on track. After her initial evaluation through early intervention I realized she was more far behind than I feared, so I made an appointment with a neurologist hoping to rule out anything “medical.” The doctor ordered an MRI and on Halloween my baby (10 months) was given anesthesia so the doctors could take a picture of her brain. Unfortunately, her MRI was not normal and by 15 months she was given a cerebral palsy diagnosis. Today Natalie uses a gait trainer to move around and still doesn’t sit on her own or feed herself, but everyday she is progressing. Getting stronger and developing more skills. Research into cerebral palsy has determine that almost 30% of CP cases are genetic some of those cases can be treated. This is mind blowing! If you have donated thank you! And as Elmo would say, “Kiss kiss!” Share
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