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Woman with Cerebral Palsy Gets Dream Opportunity with Disney Show

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Via Fox News A non-verbal Disney enthusiast may see her fairytale ending come to life after landing a chance to pitch her story ideas to the creators of Disney Junior’s “Doc McStuffin’s” TV Show. Erin Feeney, who has cerebral palsy and is confined to a wheelchair, learned of her unique opportunity after attending the Disney... Read More

Cerebral Palsy Operation “Truly Life-Changing”

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By: BBC News The parents of twins with cerebral palsy are calling for the NHS to make a “truly life-changing” operation available to everyone with the condition. Both of Emma and Phil Elbourne’s twins have cerebral palsy but only one, Eva, was eligible for an operation which allowed her to walk. Read the Full Story... Read More

Father Helping Son in Wheelchair at Skate Park Goes Viral

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By CBS News It’s the father-son bond that’s inspiring the world. A video of a boy with cerebral palsy zooming around a Sacramento skate park with his dad’s help is going viral. The look in 8-year-old Atticus Edmunds’ eyes and the huge grin on his face make it clear how much he loves action. “That... Read More

Target Offering Carts For Shoppers With Special Needs

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By Aimee Blanchette Brian Britz’s 2-year-old daughter cannot sit in a regular shopping cart because of health issues and developmental delays. That means shopping is a family affair with one parent pushing the medical stroller while the other pushes the shopping cart. To alleviate the difficulties that parents like his face, Target said that by... Read More

Teen with cerebral palsy plans to retrace the path of WWII soldiers

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By Moriah Balingit Veterans often have been a source of inspiration for Kimberly Ortiz. Kimberly, 16, a sophomore at the District’s Woodrow Wilson High School, has cerebral palsy and has crossed paths with disabled military veterans at Adaptive Adventure Day, when veterans — some with disabilities — volunteer to help disabled children participate in sports.... Read More

Spinal Surgery can’t keep Ramsey Girl off the Court

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By Minjae Park Just as her favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant, nears retirement, 11-year-old Marina Pellicciari is entering a new phase in her career. After a spinal surgery in the summer, Marina, who has cerebral palsy, spent hours in grueling inpatient rehabilitation in her effort to re-learn how to walk. Now, the sprightly, athletically minded... Read More

Jacob Ditches Wheelchair for Santa Dash

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By Gareth Dennison A TEENAGER with cerebral palsy will leave his wheelchair behind to walk the Santa Dash for Rotherham Hospice. Determined Jacob Hunter (pictured) has limited mobility after an operation to straighten his legs and intensive physio as he grew up. But the 17-year-old, from Bolton-on-Dearne, will walk the one-mile route at Clifton Park... Read More

2-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Walking After Stem Cell Infusion

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By Stephen Luke A 2-year-old San Diego girl who received a stem cell infusion of her own umbilical cord blood, banked at birth, is giving new hope to parents of children with brain injuries. Doctors have used cord blood for decades to help with blood disorders and some other diseases, but now a handful of... Read More

TCU Celebrated Their Win over West Virginia with a Young Fan with Cerebral Palsy

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By Nina Mandell Abby Faber, a 7-year-old who is suffering from cerebral palsy, has long been an Iowa State fan. But on Thursday night, she found herself in TCU’s locker room with a standing ovation from the team and a chance to celebrate their win. Faber first entered into the national spotlight when TCU quarterback... Read More

Lincoln Boy with Cerebral Palsy “Thrilled” after Stranger Donates £32k to Transform his Life

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By Caroline W. A 16-year-old Lincoln boy who has battled with a debilitating neurological condition all his life will get a life changing piece of equipment thanks to a £32,000 donation from a complete stranger. Owen Picker had been appealing for help to buy a hi-tech wheelchair that he said would change his life by... Read More

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