World Cerebral Palsy Day

I have cerebral palsy (CP), so I was thrilled to learn that my blog’s eight month anniversary, Sept. 4, 2012, is World Cerebral Palsy Day – an innovative way for 17 million people with CP to tell the world how they want to make their lives better. The theme for this unique day (a world first) is ‘Change my world in 1 minute’. Please wear green and visit the website for more information about how people with CP, their family and friends can submit one minute ideas suggesting ways to improve the lives of those living with CP. During the month of September, everyone is encouraged to go online, review the ideas and vote for the concepts that will have the greatest impact on people’s lives. Thank you, Charisse Living with Cerebral Palsy, for posting the information about this special day on your Facebook page. Charisse’s goal is “to show others that people with disabilities can do things other people can do, we just sometimes do things differently in our own unique way.”

In honor of World Cerebral Palsy Day, here is a powerful poem written by Marty Gregoire, founder of Footsteps of WNY, an organization that provides charitable assistance to individuals with cerebral palsy by directly purchasing medically prescribed orthopedic and therapeutic devices not covered by insurance.

I met Marty through Facebook. He saw my entry in the Caregiver Cruise Giveaway Contest, posted a comment and we became fast friends with so much in common – growing up the youngest in a large family, having cerebral palsy and being a caregiver to a mom who has Alzheimer’s Disease. Marty inspires everyone he meets. He impacts the lives of people living with CP one footstep at a time. Read why Marty runs for those who can’t in The Buffalo News.

17 thoughts on “World Cerebral Palsy Day

    • Hi Genevieve!

      Welcome! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I, too, did not know there was a day dedicated to CP until I saw Charisse’s post on Facebook. I’m sure you will like her page – and Marty’s Footsteps of WYN page, too. How old is your daughter?

  1. Nicole – one of the best there is out there in this big world. And, how very cool is her very own blog. She could teach me a thing or two or more about a whole lotta things – expert blogging being one of them. Stand strong, my friend!!!

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    • Hi Lauren,

      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. :-) Your friend may be interested in some of the info/links in this post and the one titled “Dealing With Disabilities. Good luck to her as well as her son with CP.

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