4 Ways You Can Make A Difference This Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day
It was the first official National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day in the United States. This day was created thanks to the efforts of CP advocacy group Reaching For The Stars and senators Johnny Isakson and Bob Casey.People from all around the world are asked to wear the color green on Friday, March 25th to show their support for children and adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
What is Cerebral Palsy?Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects normal, healthy movement in different parts of the body and it has many types and degrees of severity.
- “Cerebral” refers to the brain’s cerebrum, which is the part of the brain that regulates motor function
- “Palsy” describes the physical paralysis of voluntary movement in various parts of the body.
CP causes complications with posture, walking, muscle tone and movement coordination.