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Watch as this Monrovia student with cerebral palsy is surprised with specialized standing chair

Mar 28, 2017

Nine-year-old Jose De Anda excitedly waved to his classmates as they cheered his name during a special assembly for him Tuesday afternoon – “Jose! Jose! Jose!” The fourth-grader was surprised with a mobile stander in front of his classmates and friends at Mayflower Elementary, all thanks to the community but especially the Monrovia Police Officers […]

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Cypress boy with cerebral palsy gets custom-built walker stolen, public replaces it

Mar 25, 2017

A 5-year-old boy with cerebral palsy had his specialty walker stolen over the weekend from outside his home. Melissa Montemorra’s son Donovan relies on the walker for mobility. On Monday, his family, with the help of the Cypress Police Department, set up a crowd-funding page to raise $3,500 to replace it.

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Student with cerebral palsy needs to raise $100k for surgery

Mar 23, 2017

Kate Harpur is a 19-year-old student, studying for a Bachelor of Teaching at the University of Waikato, doing her practicums, supervising out-of-school care and recreation (OSCAR) programs, and being a devout fan of various sports. But Kate cannot take part in those sports herself, as she was born with cerebral palsy resulting from medical misadventure. […]

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Teen with Cerebral Palsy makes desperate midnight phone calls to find shelter

Mar 21, 2017

Benjamin Williamson is a 17-year-old honors student. He has Cerebral Palsy and uses a wheelchair. He’s also homeless and his plight paints a stark picture of what it means to be homeless when you are living with a disability. Ben estimates his odds of ever finding an accessible place to live at “one-in-a-million.” Benjamin says […]

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