Thursday, October 3, 2013

World Cerebral Palsy Day

Cerebral Palsy is  THE MOST common disabilities in children.

1 in 500 will be diagnosed.

Of those  diagnosed:

70-80% have spastic muscles. Which means they are stiff and tight.

1 in 3 are unable to walk

1 in 4 are unable to talk

3 out of 4 are in pain all the time

1 in 4 have epilepsy

1 in 4 have a behavior disorder

1 in 2 have some developmental disorder

1 in 10 have a severe visual impairment

1 in 4 have bladder control problems

1 in 5 have a sleep disorder

Tyler has Cerebral Palsy. It effects his walking and talking. He has epilepsy. He has anxiety and other behavior disorders that we are working on this year. He is developmentally delayed and has severe visual impairment. He has no control over his bowels or bladder and has a sleep disorder not limited to periodic limb movement disorder and the inability to turn off his brain enough that he seizes more 45 percent of the night.

There is not one “normal” aspect of his life.

There is no cure.

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