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Ohio Middle Schooler with CP Scores Touchdown

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Climbing Munros with Cerebral Palsy

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By: Fiona Tapp Via Folks Magazine There is a certain satisfaction in proving people wrong. That’s a satisfaction David C. Reilly, who has cerebral palsy, has relished his whole life. Born in Harrington, a harbor town that serves as the gateway between England and Scotland, David’s childhood days were spent outdoors. He remembers his father... Read More

Remarkable Woman with CP Sings to Sell Out Crowd

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By: Alex Shipman Via: Gloucestershirelive.co.uk Actress Becky Andrews has abseiled Gloucestershire’s tallest building and sky dived – despite having cerebral palsy. And the remarkable 35-year-old, often seen with her assistant Labrador Gino, performed last night to a sell-out crowd as part of a 150-strong choir at Cheltenham’s Everyman Theatre. Becky, from Hatherley, was hospitalised several... Read More

Aussie Swimmer with CP Sets World Record

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Via: The Jerusalem Post Image via Steadfast Australia’s Matt Levy set a world record in the swimming competitions of the 20th Maccabiah in early July, with the seven-time Paralympic medalist improving his own record in the 200-meter freestyle in the S7 class. The 30-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, is competing in the Maccabiah for the... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Patient Celebrates Independence at “Happiest Place on Earth”

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Via: Michigan Medicine Headlines Carey Larabee met Edward Hurvitz, M.D., in 1997 when he was 17 years old. It was to discuss a pump medical device he hoped would allow him to live and attend college independently. “I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth,” Larabee said. “I had a lack of oxygen to my... Read More

Family Has Adopted 88 Special Needs Kids in the Past Four Decades

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By McKinley Corbley Via GoodNewsNetwork.org If you ever feel like complaining about the multitude of difficulties when dealing with your family, just think about the Geraldi clan and the calamities through which they’ve bravely persevered. Over the course of the last four decades, Michael and Camille Geraldi have become the legal guardians of 88 special... Read More

70,000 Students With Disabilities Secluded, Restrained in School

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One out of every 100 special education students was restrained by school personnel or secluded in school from his or her peers in the 2013-14 school year, presumably to quell behavior that teachers considered disruptive or dangerous. Read More

Cheney High Grad Seeks to Raise Awareness of Cerebral Palsy

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Adriana Loya Via KWCH.com Like a proud parent, Gay Gower talks about her grandson’s accomplishments. “For his use of technology with his chair, he received Infinitech outstanding technology achievement,” she said. But that’s not all. Her grandson Dustin Gower has also been featured in his high school newspaper multiple times. “He made some artwork and... Read More

Teen With Cerebral Palsy Meets Yankees Thanks To Classmates

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By Jim Dolan BRONX (WABC) — A high school senior from North Carolina, a die-hard Yankees fan with cerebral palsy, fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams Wednesday night. Christian Heavner wanted to go to a Yankees game, and thanks to his classmates, he finally did. He could have gone anywhere on earth, but he was... Read More

The Heart of a Champion: Riverside Student Battling CP Gets Surprise of a Lifetime

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Via San Benito News By: Pete Banda   When Tristan Shafer was born, doctors told his parents that he would most likely never be able to run or play any kind of sport. In fact, doctors informed the parents to prepare for the possibility that Shafer would never be able to walk due to his... Read More

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