Since I been blogging I get asked a lot of the same questions over and over and over again. And it occurred to me that I don’t think I have ever answer this question because its not something that has ever truly mattered to me because my cerebral palsy is a fact of my life that I can’t change and I realized that all of you were interested in the answer for whatever the reason, so today am answering the question: how common is cerebral palsy?
I had to do research in order to write this blog post and I honestly didn’t realize how humbled I would be by trying to answer this question for all of you.
The following is from webMD
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a broad term used to describe a group of chronic “palsies” — disorders that impair control of movement due to damage to the developing brain. CP usually develops by age 2 or 3 and is a nonprogressive brain disorder, meaning the brain damage does not continue to worsen throughout life. However, the symptoms due to thebrain damage often change over time — sometimes getting better and sometimes getting worse. CP is one of the most common causes of chronic childhood disability.
About 10,000 infants are diagnosed with CP and up to 1,500preschoolers in the U.S. are recognized as having it each year. The United Cerebral Palsy Association estimates that more than 764,000 Americans have CP.
I never bothered to look up the statistics about cerebral palsy because I didn’t see the point, knowing numbers wouldn’t change the fact that I am one of the people that make up that number.
Honestly I was shocked and I actually appericiate more knowledge on the subject
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