The 6th of October, 2020 Is World Cerebral Palsy day! Cerebral Palsy as a disability has made its impact across the globe for hundres of years. Below is a breif paragraph of information from the world CP day website:
There are 17 million people across the world living with cerebral palsy (CP). Another 350 million people are closely linked to a child or adult with CP. It is the most common physical disability in childhood. CP is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement.
It is a complex disability:
- 1 in 4 children with CP cannot talk
- 1 in 4 cannot walk
- 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability
- 1 in 4 have epilepsy.
Here at Active rehab we understand the impact CP can have on an individual and their loved ones. We are joining the millions of people around the word who wish to ‘make their mark’ this CP day.
In order to show our support for this great cause we are assisting with raising awareness and dressing in green for October the 6th. Raising public awareness is one of the most important things public can do to help those who live with CP and their families. Check out the stories of change on the world CP Website! These highlight the benefits of what raising awareness can do for those living with CP. https://worldcpday.org/ https://worldcpday.org/