What is Cerebral Palsy?
Identify which area(s) of the brain and nervous system is responsible for the disorder Is a specific neurotransmitter altered in the disorder?
the origins and developments of the disorder (biological, genetic, environmental etc.)
How does this disorder affect one’s life on a day-to-day basis?
Identify how a doctor diagnoses the disorder and prognosis
Are there any treatment options? Can it be cured or can symptoms be managed and how?
Any studies/research being done on this disorder? Any organizations about the disorder?
Stem cell research is being studied for a damaged brain cells to be fixed and/or replaced. "In an experiment conduced by neurologist Even Snyder at Harvard Medical School, mice were injected with stem cell implants. The results of the study indicated that missing cells were spontaneously replaced. While it is too early to know for certain if Snyder's results can be replicated in children with CP, scientists are hopeful. If they can find a surefire way to manipulate damaged brain cells to heal or replenish themselves, then conditions like cerebral palsy could be treated, or perhaps reversed."
Any additional information/facts/statistics
About 1 in 323 children have been diagnosed with CP
“There are times during this journey that are so challenging and you may feel lost and discouraged. These are times when “showing up” for the day and having an open mind and a prayer on your breath are the best tools you have to work with. It’s very humbling and most of us parents have been there. May love and hope hold you until this time passes.”
-Michele Shusterman, mother of Maya, Founder of CP Daily Living
“Everyone goes through pain…whether it be emotional or physical. Whether or not you let that consume you, is what makes you a sufferer of pain.” -Dartania Emery, adult with CP