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.
My cerebral palsy Hero is my sister Brandy. My parents found out with about a month and a half left in her pregnancy that they were having triplets. When Brandy was delivered, she had a loss of oxygen that caused CP. Growing up was a blast with her. Now that we’re 35 years old, I look back at the memories and what I have learned from her. She never let the bad get to her. She always just smiles and giggles. She truly makes an impact on whoever crosses her path.
This is my son Finn. He is a 6-year-old with spastic quad CP. He is my inspiration and the reason I get out of bed in the morning. He’s the strongest person I know. He starts and ends every day with a smile, even when you can tell he’s experiencing pain, he smiles through it. His laugh is infectious. He has changed so many minds when it comes to his cognitive capabilities. I wish more people knew that people who have been diagnosed with CP doesn’t mean they don’t understand the world around them, or what’s being said to them. I never expected to be a parent of a special needs child but now that I am, there is nothing I would change about Finn!
This is Caeleigh, my amazing daughter and my world. She is the most selfless and loving person I know and not one day goes by that she doesn’t have a smile on her face. Born at 26 weeks and only 2 lbs, this girl has been through more pain then most of us and still gets through it like a boss! Caeleigh will be my forever hero!
Meet our son Alex, our hero! Alex is 7 years old with Spastic Diplegic CP. His smile lights up a room and brightens anyone’s day. He has a twin brother Evan and together they keep us on our toes! Alex continues to push himself to do things we weren’t sure he would ever be able to do and he has taught us to never give up and never stop believing.
My daughter Julisa has CP/microcephaly, and had meningitis that left her with brain damage. It has affected her left side. She’s such a strong little girl who has overcome many obstacles. She will be turning 9 soon. She’s so loving and a HAPPY little Girl. I’m blessed to be her momma!
This is our son – Lucas – age 10. He has Cerebral Palsy with high tone in both his legs and a degree of low tone in his trunk. He amazes us every day and our motto in the Town household is “can do”. He goes swimming and has recently swam for the Nationals, Riding for the Disabled, Framed Football and Wheelchair Tennis and is under the Push to Podium with his tennis.
I would like to nominate my 9-year-old son, Brayden, for Hero of the Day. He is a fighter!! He decided he wanted to play hockey in June of 2016 after the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup. He was put in as goalie on the novice team and at a tournament in Columbus he had 4 straight shutouts. He earned the nickname “Brickwall Brayden” CP does NOT slow my little man down!!!
This is my granddaughter, Summer. She was 3 months early and was diagnosed with CP at the age of 2. She does not know the phrase “I cant”. She is always smiling and full of life. She plays T-ball with the Miracle League and also loves riding her horse. She is 6 years old and always a ray of sunshine!
I nominate my niece, Chloe – aka CoCo. She was born premature and spent the first few weeks in the hospital at UNC where she was diagnosed w/ CP. That was 6 yrs ago and she has kept us on our toes ever since! CoCo is super smart and has a ton of spunk! Not a whole lot out there slows her down! She is always happy and has the best attitude…only the biggest and brightest future is waiting for my girl!