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Here are inspiring stories of real children diagnosed with cerebral palsy who have not let their disabilities stop them from achieving their goals. There are two categories of stories:

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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. […]

Stories about the financial challenges of a CP diagnosis

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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 […]

Stories about the financial challenges of a CP diagnosis

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Marge Olaso has overcome her cerebral palsy to complete the Krazy Kosci Klimb

Mar 16, 2017

Not even cerebral palsy could keep Marge Olaso from achieving her dream. The fourteen year old from Marsfield has climbed to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance’s Krazy Kosci Klimb. Her strenuous seven-hour trek up and down the mountain raised more than $17,000 for the organisation, which overall raised $300,000 from […]

Stories of pure inspiration from kids with CP

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Kentucky Derby Festival | Cerebral palsy no barrier in 5K

Mar 06, 2017

Arriving nearly four months early and weighing just over a pound, Hallie Coffey’s survival wasn’t assured in the days after her premature birth in Louisville 27 years ago. Months in the infant intensive care unit and a lifetime of therapy and medical care would follow. But yesterday, Coffey, who has cerebral palsy, reached a new milestone, walking 3.1 miles to […]

Stories of pure inspiration from kids with CP

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