Posted: May 4, 2015
Cerebral Palsy is a condition that far too many people fail to understand. Where some people believe it is a rare disease or, absurdly enough, something that they could possibly “catch,” the reality is that there’s too much confusion.. As a parent of a child with Cerebral Palsy, you understand that your child was born into a life of challenges, but also potential successes. We’re here to champion those successes and encourage parents who are recently facing a diagnosis to understand that their child remains capable (within certain limitations) of great things and that fear and lack of understanding only get in the way of achieving your child’s true potential.
So what is the meaning of achieving the fullest potential of any child with Cerebral Palsy? This obviously varies based upon the severity of their condition, their core diagnosis, as well as the resources, treatments and therapies available at their immediate disposal. Our organization works hard to make access to resources as simple as possible. We encourage parents to reach out to us to ask questions, not because we have all the answers but because, like you, we don’t know what we don’t know.
The truth is that we learn with every conversation we have with parents just like you. Over the years, our team has helped tens of thousands of people, in the U.S. and beyond, better understand Cerebral Palsy and to connect with helpful resources. Nearly 70,000 parents and individuals with CP have joined our Facebook Page to be a part of the discussion. And nearly every day we hear from amazingly strong parents who are able to use our resources to bridge gaps in their lives. We’re proud of these results because they change lives for the better.
We research more, we find new things, and we expand our ability to help by having conversations that dive deep into a diagnosis and the lives that you live. We not only use the conversations we have with parents like you to find ways to help your child that you hadn’t even thought of, but also to track areas in which we can help others. Our goal with these conversations is to broaden understanding. By doing so, we build awareness within parents and our team members alike, all in the pursuit of making the lives of children better.
We grow because of you, as does our resource bank. We keep our assistance efforts on the phone because it’s the greatest way to make an impact; having a dialogue, instead of a quick download, helps keep a parent from saving a file and forgetting versus knowing page 8 of a specific document is what they need to fill out as soon as possible. We pride ourselves on being the biggest cheerleaders possible because your child’s success is the biggest win of all. Recent items like our Cerebral Palsy Summer guide came about as a result of finding out the interests of parents just like you, allowing us to compile an easy to access resource for thousands of others. You can download our guide here.
Our team works hard every day to lessen challenges of parents just like you and we want to thank you, again, for everything you help us do. Through open dialogue and repeat discussions, we continue to increase our understanding of which resources can make the biggest impact, as well as tailor our Facebook Page to showcase the topics that interest everyone and may even motivate change.
Let us know how we can help your child today. Fill out a contact form or call (800) 692-4453(800) 692-4453 FREE to speak with a team member about your amazing child. Every day your family faces challenges; our goal is to lessen the burden and provide impactful resources that improve the future. We hope to hear from you soon!