how common is cerebral palsy

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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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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