Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2019
Did you know March is Cerebral palsy awareness month?
What is Cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination, caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during or soon after birth.
What causes Cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy can occur if a baby’s brain doesn’t develop normally while in the womb, or is damaged during or soon after birth, such as; meningitis, a serious head injury or an infection caught by the mother during pregnancy.
The impact of Cerebral palsy;
- One in three children with cerebral palsy is unable to walk.
- One in four children with cerebral palsy cannot feed or dress themselves.
- One in four children with cerebral palsy has a severe learning disability.
- One in ten children with cerebral palsy has no useful vision.
Click here to learn more about how equipment from Jiraffe has helped children and families living with Cerebral palsy.
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