Cerebral Palsy Hero 5/3/21 – Shiloh

Meet today’s #CPHero, Shiloh! With an early quad CP diagnosis, Shiloh spent his first 14 months in foster care before he was permanently placed with a family that already had four older children. Doctors said he would never walk unassisted and would likely never speak. Now 13 years old, Shiloh speaks without a device, walks... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 4/26/21 – Deric

Today’s #CPHero is Deric! Born at 35 weeks with undeveloped lungs and Hirschsprung’s disease, doctors advised his family that he would never walk or have full function in his hands. This 8-year-old has since taken thousands of independent steps, pushing through his many surgeries. He enjoys playing with his older siblings, his cats and dog,... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 4/19/21 – Jasmine

Let’s all give a CPFN shout-out to today’s #CPHero, Jasmine! Born nine weeks early, diagnosed with CP at 18 months, Jasmine doesn’t let anything get her down. Despite 16 surgeries, she continues to smile every day while pushing forward! A major surgery in 2017 put her in a pediatric rehab hospital for 6 weeks, with... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 4/12/21 – Vanessa

Meet #CPHero, Vanessa. Vanessa had many complications at birth, resulting in a diagnosis of spastic CP. Her doctors expected she would have only five years. Her family attributes their faith as the reason she’s here and still living her life at 33. She enjoys long car rides, music, and action movies. #inspiration #cp #cerebralpalsy #hero... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 4/5/21 – Emily

Say hi to #CPHero, Emily! Determined, outgoing and happy, this 20-month-old has CP as a result of perinatal stroke. Emily is a hard worker, doing her best to never let CP stand in the way of anything she wants to do. She LOVES being outdoors—swimming, swinging with her older sister, and loving on her dog.... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 3/29/21 – Dylan

Meet #CPHero, Dylan! This 15-year-old proud member of the South Simcoe Special Olympics bowling team enjoys music, travel, and sightseeing. Dylan is also a huge foodie—there is nothing he will not eat! His big blue eyes and handsome smile light up every room he enters. Although he endures many daily struggles, he faces everything with... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 3/22/21 – Autumn

Meet #CPHero, Autumn! Autumn is 20 years old, and a surviving twin whose doctors didn’t expect to survive, either. She proved them wrong, continually exceeding expectations! Autumn is a busy young lady, winning national pageant titles, appearing in “Seventeen” and “Gladys” magazines, and as a part of the “Shake My Beauty” documentary series. Recently named... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 3/15/21 – Abdo

Meet #CPHero Abdo! When their eldest child, Abdo, was born with cerebral palsy, it was initially a dark time for his family. They have since realized that Abdo is the light in their lives, adding joy to every day with his love and smiles. Although he can’t speak, his eyes tell the stories his mouth... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 3/8/21 – Mustafa

Meet #CPHero Mustafa. He is 13 years old and was diagnosed with spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy. Upon his CP diagnosis, Mustafa’s parents moved the family from Baghdad to Brussels in order to provide a better life. Today he is a thriving teen, thanks in part to his beloved school and medical center Léona Platel. The... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Hero 3/3/21 – Brittany

Meet #CPHero Brittany! She is 23 years old and, while she can’t walk or talk, she is very social and lives life to the fullest…her favorite place on Earth is Disneyland! Like so many kids with CP, Brittany is truly the light in every room she enters. She has an amazing, contagious smile and a... Read More

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