Posts in 'Stories'

Cerebral Palsy is No Match for Traithlete


Via Competing in a triathlon is never easy, but for Adam Warner it’s an even bigger challenge. As the 27-year-old straps into his modified bike, it’s one of the few times his cerebral palsy takes the back seat. “Anytime he can be around people, he wants to do it,” Ralph Warner, Adam’s dad explained.... Read More

Southwest Airlines Helps Special Needs Teen Celebrate Her 18th Birthday


By Alexa Renee VIA KXTV A Roseville teen celebrated a milestone birthday in high fashion, with a little help from Southwest Airlines. Kellisa Kain spent an entire day flying around the country with her family to celebrate her 18th birthday. Kellisa’s father, Chris Kain, is a frequent flyer with Southwest and decided to plan a... Read More

College Staff Help Cerebral Palsy Student Complete Marathon


By Samantha Lauren King Via Two members of National Star college staff helped a student realize her dream of completing a marathon by pushing her 26 miles in an all-terrain wheelchair. Bethan Griffiths, a 22-year-old student at the college who has cerebral palsy, wanted to complete the Brighton marathon in memory of her mum... Read More

Australian Girl with Cerebral Palsy Takes Her Dream to New Heights in China


By Xiong Maoling Via XinhuaNet Read More

Aquatic Movement Therapy Seen to Stimulate Brain Activity and Improve Well-Being of CP Patients


By Joana Fernandes, PHD Via Cerebral Palsy News Today   Assisted aquatic movement therapy may improve the mental health and stimulate the brains of children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP), according to a new study. The study, “Effects Of Assisted Aquatic Movement And Horseback Riding Therapies On Emotion And Brain Activation In Patients With... Read More

Woman with Cerebral Palsy Gets Dream Opportunity with Disney Show

In the News, Stories, Stories

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

Happy 10th Anniversary, CPFN!

Stories, Updates

By Lee Vander Loop What an exciting milestone! As an editor of the Cerebral Palsy Family Network, I’m honored to write this blog to commemorate this anniversary and reflect on this past decade and what it has meant to me to be a part of this wonderful organization. Before starting, I want to take this... Read More

Camp Smiles – One Year Later!

Education, Stories, Updates

By Anita Howell Watch more CPFN TV One year, dozens of hurdles, a couple of panic attacks, a few doubts and thousand of smiles later, we have an amazing annual camp for children with Cerebral Palsy or Down Syndrome – Camp Smiles!!!!! At the end of the first day, every hurdle, panic, and doubt was... Read More

Pediatric Stroke Clinical Trial

In the News, Medical Research, Stories

By The Cord Blood Registry Stroke occurs when blood flow is interrupted to part of the brain, leading to the destruction of brain cells. The risk of a stroke in children is greatest in the first year of life, and peaks during the perinatal period, roughly the weeks before and immediately after birth. Now, families... Read More

Identical Twins With CP Show Improved Function After Umbilical Cord Therapy

In the News, Stories

By: International Society for Cellular Therapy The objective of this study was to compare the impact of umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cell (UCMSC) transplantation on the motor functions of identical twins with cerebral palsy (CP) and to analyze the correlation between the efficacy and hereditary factors. Eight pairs (16 individuals) of identical twins with CP... Read More

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