Cerebral palsy is a neurological disability that affects thousands of children and adults worldwide. March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, which allows us to celebrate and educate others about the disorder.
So why should we celebrate Cerebral palsy Awareness month :
- Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood. About 1 in 345 children has been identified with Cerebral Palsy.
- About 1 in 345 children has been identified with Cerebral Palsy.
Globally, over 17 million people have Cerebral Palsy.
- Of all children with cerebral palsy, 40% were born prematurely and 60% born at term
- Cerebral palsy is one condition that doesn’t get much awareness.
- Cerebral palsy varies from person to person.
- People with Cerebral Palsy are fighters.
- about 4 in 10 children with Cerebral palsy also have epilepsy and about 1 in 10 have autism spectrum disorder.
Now that I have written 7 reasons why you should celebrate Cerebral Palsy awareness month here are three things you could do to celebrate Cerebral Palsy awareness month :
- Wear Green
- Spread the word on social media
- Donate to non-profit organizations such as Cerebral Palsy Foundation or United Cerebral Palsy.
What Cerebral Palsy awareness month means to me :
As an advocate with Cerebral palsy, the month of march means everything to me it gives me the chance to reflect on how far I’ve come in my journey with my condition when it comes to finding a voice for those who are the person that I use to be ashamed and embarrassed by the fact that I was born to be different and stand out vs the woman I’m to say I’m proud of who I am and what my abilities are as I stomp on Cerebral Palsy one day at a time.