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DEFINITION

What Is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disease that can affect a person’s movement, posture,

and muscles.

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About two to three children out of every 1,000 have Cerebral Palsy

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About 10,000 babies born each year will develop Cerebral Palsy

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About 500,000 children under age of 18 currently have Cerebral Palsy

BIOGRAPHY:

Special Need: Cerebral Palsy (Spastic Quadriplegia)

Age: 14


Best Friend: Andrew

Birthday: July 1


Hobbies: Computers and watching Andrew’s magic
tricks


Favorite Movie: Marley and Me


Favorite Vacation Spot: Florida


Favorite Quote: “I did it!”

About The Special Need:

People with Cerebral Palsy can have difficulty eating, drinking, standing, holding objects, walking, and talking. 

 

CP has multiple causes among which are; lack of oxygen to the brain at birth, prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, intrauterine infection, antepartum hemorrhage, and multiple pregnancies.

Resources

"About 500,000 children under age of 18 currently have Cerebral Palsy. About two to three children out of every 1,000 have Cerebral Palsy (United States studies have yielded rates as low as 2.3 per 1,000 children to as high as 3.6 per 1,000 children). About 10,000 babies born each year will develop Cerebral Palsy."

 

Read More: "Prevalence of Cerebral Palsy"

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The MircleKid website is not providing any treatment information. We are only providing information about medical conditions.

 

Treatment advice needs to be provided only by YOUR treating physician.

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