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Ormond Mom Starts WalkAide Fundraiser for Son with Cerebral Palsy

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By Emily Blackwood Matthew McGrane isn’t like a lot of the kids his age, but not for the reasons you may think. The 4 year old has a very specific taste in music. Let’s just say “The Wheels on the Bus” is not on his playlist. “I started singing blues to him when he was... Read More

Father Carries Son with Cerebral Palsy Along Tasmania's Overland Track in Charity Trek

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By ABC News Jack Duffy has cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia and cannot walk but his family is determined that it will not stop him from conquering the 65-kilometre journey. His dad, Chris Duffy, said he has had a backpack specially designed to carry Jack all the way. “Jack doesn’t have the ability to do these things... Read More

Man On a Mission to Become World's First Judge with Cerebral Palsy

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By Nottingham Post Inspirational Alex Hawley is on a one-man mission to become the world’s first judge with cerebral palsy. The 29-year-old, who has to have round-the-clock care from three carers, uses an electric wheelchair and cannot write. But, determined to make his name in law, Alex is in the fifth year of a six-year... Read More

Maya’s Gift to Richmond: Music Therapy for People with Developmental Disabilities

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By Semany Gashaw As she gets off the BART, Chloe Lipton makes her way to one of her favorite destinations: Maya’s Music Therapy Fund. Her new caretaker, Kayla Jenkins, worries that they might be going in the wrong direction. But Lipton knows exactly where she’s going—after all it’s been 25 years. Lipton, Maya’s most loyal client, has... Read More

Student with Cerebral Palsy Launches Book

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By Andrea Ng Student Hitesh Ramchandani, 23, can run 2.4km in less than 11 minutes. This is no easy feat, considering that he has cerebral palsy and is unable to control some of his muscles. Thanks to his determination, family support and countless therapy and training sessions, he has not only ditched the wheelchair, but also... Read More

Gloria Estefan Pays Medical Costs for Hialeah Boy with Cerebral Palsy

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By Estephani Cano With Gloria Estefan’s financial help, 8-year-old Nicholas Katrib of Hialeah will receive medical treatment that will help him walk normally. The singing star says she will cover all medical expenses for Nicholas, who has cerebral palsy. About three weeks ago, el Nuevo Herald ran a story about Nicholas and his mother, Yordanka Fernández,... Read More

Stamford Elks Honor Lacerenza for Helping Others with Cerebral Palsy

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By Robyn Blosio Bova James Lacerenza, Stamford native, learned to live with cerebral palsy and helped others with disabilities do the same. On Saturday, he will be honored for his work. Lacerenza will receive the “Citizen of the Year” award from Stamford Elks. The organization will also honor its Officer of the Year and Elk... Read More

Louth Student Awarded for Communication Aid for People with Cerebral Palsy

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By UTV Ireland Staff, Dublin Conor Begley is to receive a Rotary Young Citizen Award this week in recognition of his invention which assists those with disabilities. He developed a device called QuickCom. It allows his aunt Fiona Begley – who has severe cerebral palsy and can’t speak – to communicate with people by touching... Read More

James Strong Chosen as Alabama Champion

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By Kaitlin Candelaria Those that know him will tell you that James Strong lives up to his last name. At only 13 years old, Strong has already undergone over 20 surgeries and has a wide range of conditions including hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation, cerebral palsy and Dandy-Walker Syndrome. He is also wheelchair bound due an inoperable... Read More

Meet the Newmarket Couple Running the London Marathon Three-legged to Help Their Son Walk

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By Lydia Fallon Giggling away as he enjoys some playful rough and tumble with his twin brother Solomon – a cheeky grin etched on his little face – Sebastian Brokenshire-Dyke appears to be just like any other boisterous 2-year-old. A happy little chap with a mop of white blonde hair, he’s “fiercely determined, full of... Read More