Cerebral palsy is such an all-encompassing term. We hope the “Faces of Cerebral Palsy” video series showcases the many different types of CP and the wide range of abilities these precious children possess.
Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
In advance of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day on March 25, the Cerebral Palsy Family Network has released a new series of inspirational videos featuring children with cerebral palsy. The “Faces of Cerebral Palsy” video series showcases children with cerebral palsy from across the United States. The photos were collected during the organization’s “What Works for CP Kids” iPad contest held late last year.
“Parents of children with cerebral palsy frequently tell us how deeply their children have touched their lives and their hearts. The reality of this shines through these videos, which also feature quotes from parents that inspire and encourage,” said Lee Vander Loop, Cerebral Palsy Family Network Editor.
“Cerebral palsy is such an all-encompassing term. The ‘Faces of Cerebral Palsy’ video gallery shows the many different types of CP and the wide range of abilities these precious children possess,” said Vander Loop. “Part of our mission is enhancing understanding and acceptance of people with cerebral palsy, and we think this project promotes that.”
The videos can be viewed on the Cerebral Palsy Family Network’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
In 2011, the United States Senate designated March 25 as National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 800,000 people in the U.S. are affected by cerebral palsy. The Day was created to educate the general public and the medical community about cerebral palsy and to bring attention to research efforts.
The Cerebral Palsy Family Network is a 501-C3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide medical and legal resources to families and children with cerebral palsy. Among the resources it offers parents are the Cerebral Palsy Online Resource Directory, a free searchable database of resources available to CP families in each state and Washington, D.C., and the Care Guide: Medical and Emergency Records, which helps parents organize, update and share information about their child using their computer.