how do you get cerebral palsy

A question I had overlooked in the creation of this blog, is this: how do you get cerebral palsy?

I think I overlooked it because I assumed that people who would be reading my blog, had cerebral palsy themselves or loved somebody with it. And therefore, they would have a general understanding of with cerebral palsy is.

Cerebral palsy is a condition as I understand it, that is caused by lack of oxygen to the brain before during or after birth. It affects each individual differently and compromises muscles. The video above, was one that I created a few months ago to help explain what cerebral palsy is.

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Laura Forde founded her blog through my eyes: my life with cerebral palsy in December 2009 out of a great need she had, realizing that there was a vast gap in firsthand accounts of what life was like living with Cerebral Palsy: she knew then that the only way to see this reflected online was to create the change herself and thus this blog was born Laura was born four months premature, weighing a mere one pound three ounces and given ten percent odds for survival. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at the age of three. After graduating from college, she continued writing and doing what she loves to do most; speaking to groups about her life experiences and sharing what she has learned from her journey. Her blog lifeofthedifferentlyabled was created after discovering that the online community lacked the voice of people in her situation. In its first year, the site saw over 20,000 hits from all over the world. Her readers are from all walks of life; some with disabilities, parents of children, professionals, and others who seek to gain a better understanding of the world of the differently abled. You can follow her on Twitter or Facebook
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One Response to how do you get cerebral palsy

  1. Lisa says:

    Great simple explanation of what CP is. GOod job!

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