World Cerebral Palsy Day: 2 October 2013

17 million people live with cerebral palsy worldwide.  It’s the most common childhood physical disability and 350 million people are connected to a child or adult with cerebral palsy.

What is cerebral palsy?

A permanent disability, it affects the body’s movement from say weakness in a hand to an almost total lack of voluntary movement.

It is a complex lifelong disability and there is no known cure:

  • 1 in 4 children can’t talk
  • 1 in 3 can’t walk
  • 1 in 2 are intellectually disabled
  • 1 in 4 have epilepsy

What is World Cerebral Palsy Day?

Launched by cerebral palsy charities in 2012, this day promotes a project to gather ideas and help make them reality, to change the world for people living with cerebral palsy and their families.

‘Change My World in 1 Minute’

If you want to get involved, check out their website.  You still have until the end of October to post an idea, in a video or text.  There is a prize for the most popular idea.   In December an international panel including people with cerebral palsy and their families will shortlist the best 3 ideas, before inventors competing for a prize are invited to design a prototype.  In 2012 more than 400 ideas were posted and over 40 people volunteered to invent them.

Head Injury UK: Cerebral Palsy Claim Experts

Head Injury UK supports the aim of World Cerebral Palsy Day, hopefully the ideas made reality will make a difference to people all round the world.  Our specialist cerebral palsy claim solicitors help parents if their child has been left with cerebral palsy after negligent medical treatment.  If you think that your child has suffered cerebral palsy from poor medical care, then contact Clare Langford or call us on 0800 073 0988 to see how we can help you. 

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