It is here! After our Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, we celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day. We are happy to see all over social media the hashtag dedicated to this and what’s more, the stories of people who are dealing with cerebral palsy.
World Cerebral Palsy Day Around the World
In the world there are 17 million people living with cerebral palsy (CP). This is the most common physical disability in childhood and is permanent, affecting mainly movement and coordination. There are many other people who are connected to these 17 million people with CP, making it a widespread topic within the families. This year,we will take you on a journey on what was done around the world for the World Cerebral Palsy Day.
First of all, from the website dedicated to this special day, World CP Day,you can find ways to get involved. Besides downloading information and resources,you can share on social media and also contribute to this beautiful map of millions of reasons.
Every person living with cerebral palsy is a reason to strive for change. Add your reason!
Here is one of the beautiful examples that people shared.
On Instagram, the hashtag #worldcerebralpalsyday gathered over 10K posts. This shows that people really got involved and shared their stories or someone else’s stories that they felt inspired by.
There is also a specific dedicated Instagram account to the World CP Day, which you can find here, and it is connected to the website we showed above with the millions of reasons campaign.
Things to Know About Cerebral Palsy
- It mainly affects children: one in four children with CP are unable to talk, one in three cannot walk
- It affects premature babies: one in 500 infants is born with cerebral palsy
- There is a certain stigma associated with cerebral palsy. It’s part of our duty to educate ourselves on the topic and be respectful to those around us
We think it’s important that in this time we share more stories of people with cerebral palsy. That’s why we even shared a blog post on Olympic athletes with cerebral palsy, feel free to go check it out.
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