New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are announcing a recently-updated news story added to the site about a boy who raised over $20,000 to help pay for a surgery his best friend needed due to his cerebra palsy*.
The CP Help Center is a national advocacy center providing the latest on cerebral palsy treatment, clinical trials, resources and litigation news. Parents can learn more about their child’s condition and how it may have been caused, get information on available assistance, and decide if they should seek legal advice.
Cerebral palsy affects muscle movement, coordination and posture. It is the leading cause of functional and developmental disability in children in the United States**, occurring in approximately 3.3 out of every 1,000 births, and affecting approximately 500,000 children**.
While CP affects muscle function, it is actually a neurological disorder caused by brain damage to the parts that control muscle function***. This usually occurs before, during or after birth***.
Cerebral palsy may be caused by factors occurring to the fetus during pregnancy, or by trauma or asphyxiation during labor***. There is no cure at this time, however, researchers are working towards better treatments.
This week, the CP Help Center added a heartwarming story about 7-year-old Quinn Callander of Maple Ridge, Canada, who set out to raise money with a lemonade stand so that his best friend Brayden Grozdanich could afford surgery for his cerebral palsy*. Brayden needed a special surgery to relieve tension in his muscles that would cost $20,000 in New Jersey*.
Through an online donation, media attention and the lemonade stand, Quinn ultimately raised over $21,000 for Brayden and his family, which will cover the surgery, travel costs and future treatment*.
Anyone whose child has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy should learn more about how their condition was caused, and their legal options. The CP Help Center only recommends lawyers who specialize in cerebral palsy lawsuits.
For more information on the research, treatment, causes and litigation news related to cerebral palsy, or to speak with a lawyer, visit http://www.cerebralpalsyhelp.org today.
*Maple Ridge Times, 7/1/14; mrtimes.com/community/updated-maple-ridge-pals-selling-lemonade-today-to-pay-for-expensive-operation-1.1188764
**National Institute of Health; ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_palsy/cerebral_palsy.htm
***March of Dimes; marchofdimes.com/baby/cerebral-palsy.aspx