Today’s thought is inspired by ‘Reality’ Show: 2 Men, A Wheelchair, Friendship. Please take a moment to read the article. It is not only touching it is inspiring. The story of two men who formed a bond — one man has cerebral palsy and the other one doesn’t. Wambach and Berkson have teamed up to create a stage show titled “Handicap This” to dispel myths about cerebral palsy and disabilities, encouraging others to overcome obstacles.
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If you or anyone you know can help make this happen, please contact them directly at:
If you or anyone you know lives in S. Florida and what to help a great cause please contact:
Mrs. Michelle Coffey-Garcia, Founder of Samantha’s Purpose.
Mission: Samantha’s Purpose is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to provide financial assistance to the parents of children with special needs, between the ages of 3 and 18. Samantha’s Purpose fills the void often left by government and insurance companies, by providing the necessary therapies and/or special needs equipment to children with disabilities through Grants. Samantha’s Purpose also provides financial assistance by providing scholarships or Grants for programs proven to enhance the quality of life of children with Special Needs.
What is the definition of cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a group of chronic conditions affecting body movements and muscle coordination. It is caused by damage to one or more specific areas of the brain, usually occurring during fetal development or infancy. It also can occur before, during or shortly following birth.
“Cerebral” refers to the brain and “Palsy” to a disorder of movement or posture. If someone has cerebral palsy it means that because of an injury to their brain (cerebral) they are not able to use some of the muscles in their body in the normal way (palsy). Children with cerebral palsy may not be able to walk, talk, eat or play in the same ways as most other children.
Cerebral palsy is neither progressive nor communicable. It is also not “curable” in the accepted sense, although education, therapy and applied technology can help persons with cerebral palsy lead productive lives. It is important to know that cerebral palsy is not a disease or illness. It isn’t contagious and it doesn’t get worse. Children who have cerebral palsy will have it all their lives.
Cerebral palsy is characterized by an inability to fully control motor function, particularly muscle control and coordination. Depending on which areas of the brain have been damaged, people with cerebral palsy may experience one or more of the following:
Muscle tightness or spasm
Disturbance in gait and mobility
Abnormal sensation and perception
Impairment of sight, hearing or speech