Awards Kylie Pilkinton the 2020 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship

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The Birth Injury Lawyers Group is pleased to announce the 2020 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship winner

The Birth Injury Lawyers Group, a Phoenix-based personal injury firm, awarded its $2,500 Cerebral Palsy Scholarship to Kylie Pilkinton, 19, of South Lake Tahoe, CA. Miss Pilkinton is a freshman at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA, where she expects to major in social work.

Miss Pilkinton has cerebral palsy. Her essay describes her harrowing premature birth at just 1.13 pounds, and how she suffered a stroke three days later. As a result, her left side is paralyzed, and like many people with cerebral palsy, her motor and brain functions are affected.

Miss Pilkinton Perseveres Despite Her Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy has myriad symptoms and has presented Miss Pilkinton with many obstacles; however, she has persevered to live her fullest. Miss Pilkinton has difficulty using her left hand and foot. Basic math is especially challenging.

Despite this, she graduated from South Tahoe High School with a 3.7-grade point average in 2019. She was a dancer and fulfilled one of her dreams, delivering a Tedx Talk in South Lake Tahoe entitled, “A Teen’s Guide to Finding the Strength to Overcome Challenges.”

About Birth Injury Lawyers Group

This scholarship is personal to firm founder, Robert Goldwater. His triplets were born prematurely, and two of them were diagnosed with cerebral palsy. The scholarship is specifically designed for students who manage college despite their cognitive obstacles.

While many scholarships are based on high GPAs and standardized test scores, this scholarship requires a 2.5 GPA because the Birth Injury Lawyers Group understands that numbers can’t measure worth.

There are many reasons for birth injuries, and children born with them will require a lifetime of financial and, often, physical support. The Birth Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping people who have been injured at birth due to someone else’s negligence. For more information on the scholarship, visit our website, where you can also read Miss Pilkinton’s essay.

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