As I started my advocating journey with a mission of changing people's perception on disability; I made many new friends. One of which were people with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Now, what is CP exactly?
CP is the most common physical disability, in childhood, that affects about 17 million people
worldwide. Yet, so many of us are unaware of what it actually is! CP is a neurological condition caused by brain damage to a developing fetus. (So, when your brain doesn't develop like that picture in the left!) There are 4 types of CP but in general, the common affects are:
movement and walking difficulties
some have epilepsy
some have intellectual difficulties
Each person with CP are affected very differently. Some have severe speech difficulties while others need a wheelchair for mobility. Disability is a spectrum each one is very unique.
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