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Heroes of the DayJanuary 2017

Each month, we receive hundreds of submissions from families all over the world, sharing their stories as well as photos of their children. If you would like to feature your child as the Hero of the Day, send us a photo of them to our Facebook page.


I would like to nominate my 17-year-old son Brandon for “hero of the day”. He’s the happiest and sweetest kid on Earth and has filled my life with more love than I could have ever imagined.


This is our little pride and joy Alaya. She was diagnosed on her fist birthday with spasticity quadriplegia cp. Now we’re waiting to go for EEG to find out if Alaya has epilepsy but she is our warrior and smiles though everything!


I would like to introduce my CP Hero. My 5 year old daughter Alyka Faye diagnosed with spastic cerebral palsy and epilepsy.


I want to submit my son Jet for hero of the day. He is 5 years old and was diagnosed with CP at 6 months old. Jet is the happiest, sweetest boy I’ve ever met. Everywhere we go people gravitate to him. He’s been such a light in our lives. I couldn’t be happier being his mom!


Here is my 10 year old son JaBarie J Williams. He is my hero in my life. Born at 24 weeks and weighing not even a pound at birth. He’s not able to walk or talk but lights up every time me or his mother and siblings enter the room. He seemed to catch every disease preemie babies catch, but he made it through the first 7 months of his life even though the doctors said he would not survive, but look at God. He’s 10 years old and is the love of our lives.


Jack is 4 years old and was born with CP. He takes it in his stride and won’t let it stop him.


This is my superman Ethan. As a super power he has spastic quad cerebral palsy. He has the amazing ability to make people smile and laugh everyday.


This is my son Muhammad Mohid and he is the greatest blessing of our life. He loves wrestling so much and his greatest wish is to meet John Cena. We are very happy to have him as our son, may God bless him.


I am nominating my daughter Natasha as my hero of the day.


This is Jordan! This little guy brings so much joy to everyone he’s around.


Elijah was born with spastic cerebral palsy, he is non-verbal, and needs 24 hr care. I cannot begin to tell you how much he has taught myself, and everyone he comes in contact with. I never knew how much this sweet, non-verbal, non-ambulatory boy could speak to the very heart of everyone! His father, brother and I are truly blessed!

Bethan & Zak

My angels Bethan and Zak grew their wings at the age of 6 yrs 8 months. My heart will be broken forever. Bethan would be 21 and Zak would turn 19 this year. Pages like Cerebral Palsy Network really help families when they feel alone, thank you.


Meet Derrick, he is 5 with cp. We beat the odds and he’s starting to learn to walk in the walker. I’m so very proud of him, he is my hero and he surprises me everyday. When we adopted him we figured he would never walk and not that many weeks ago the doctor gave us 90% chance of walking. What a blessing!


I have a CP hero named John Nemmer who lives in Clarence, NY! He is a 15-year-old boy with no cognitive delays. He communicates with a dynavox and is one of the funniest people I know. He uses switches under his tray to navigate through the zones on his device. His family is great! I had the opportunity to do home schooling with him for 3 years but now he goes to public school. I am hoping he will be able to earn his high school diploma and some day work for a (Catholic) church. Academics are sometimes tough because of his communication difficulties. Thanks for the opportunity to share his story and for all you do for families!


This is my nephew Stephan he is 14 years old. During birth the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck causing distress. In the process of birth he became stuck in the birth canal. Once he was born he was diagnosed at 3 months of age with Cerebral Palsy. At the time they told us he would not talk, (He does talk but he has a hard time doing so.) He would not walk, run or anything that other children would do. At age 14 he has overcome more in his life then most adults have. He walks, talks, runs and plays just like all other children. He loves his technology; he’s very good at getting on the computer and other technical things. He will forever and always be my little man.


Hero Alert! This is Samuel and he is 7 years old. He lives life to the fullest with Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Perthes Disease, GDD, ID and more. With a smile that’ll light up every room any day, he is my hero everyday! Follow his adventures at


I would love to put my son Ronnan in for Hero of the day, for a few reasons. He was born 13 weeks prem. He has a right side hemi, add, autism. I have seen him overcome so many trials in his 9 years of life. He has progressed to grade 3 in a special class, in mainstream school. He has learned to run and jump as well as kick a ball. Every day I watch this amazing little man leap through tasks that can be very challenging, but he makes it. To me, that is what a true Hero is. I get to watch one in action every single day. People should know all about this amazing little guy named Ronnan


I would like to nominate my granddaughter Madison-Jai for hero for a day. She hit a milestone when she turned 10 in September. When she was born, we were told that she would not survive her first Christmas…well here she is 10 years later. She does not walk, talk or see, but has the greatest smile for all to see.


Aubrei Regina Drice is 11 years old. She has Cerebral palsy and is hearing impaired. Aubrei is a very sweet and kind to her siblings, and despite her condition still she can express her self and her feelings even though she can’t speak. She loves to dance and sing. She’s very artistic in terms of drawing, coloring, clay molding. She’s our Ganda (pretty) in our family.


I would like to share my daughter Eliza, who has CP, stereotypy and GDD. I would like to nominate her for hero of the day. Her birthday was in September and this is her favorite doll.


This is my child M. Abdullah. 2 years old with CP, microcephaly and congenital cataracts.


Little Emily is three years old and she was born at 29 weeks weighing 2lbs 4oz. As a result of prematurity, she suffered massive brain damage which lead to the diagnosis of cerebral palsy. She is considered a spastic quad cerebral palsy with dystonia which is one of the worst forms of cp so it comes along with many other issues. She has cvi, chronic lung disease, global developmental delay and is considered non verbal. She is one of the happiest souls I know! She is always smiling she now attends pre k and has been blossoming with all her therapies!


My son Lenvontee Wilson is 24 and he has Cerebral Palsy. He has a heart of gold and a smile that melts anyone’s heart. This is his “I’m serious pose.”


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