cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy -- An Adoption Story

“I hope to adopt someday."

The sentiment was real, yet my idea of adoption was romanticized and I lacked a real understanding of adoption.  I pictured bringing a shy, malnourished, lonely child to my home who would transform into a healthy and happy little person because of the love of our family.

Medical Malpractice and Cerebral Palsy

Do you know your rights when it comes to medical malpractice and cerebral palsy?  Cerebral palsy a serious injury that occurs before, during, or just after birth; causes include lack of oxygen to the brain, head trauma, infection, or premature delivery.  The cost of caring for a child with cerebral palsy can be great, and you do have the option of pursuing compensation through a medical malpractice

Is There a New Drug for Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disorder caused by damage to a child’s brain before, during, or shortly after birth.  Symptoms vary in severity and include stiff muscles, involuntary movements, or cognitive deficits.  Some children are able to function quite normally, while others will require continued care throughout their lives.

Military Wife and Mother: A New Home

Being a wife and mother will always be a big challenge, but more when you're a military wife. When I met my husband, I always knew his aspirations to enter the military and serve his country.  For it was always his dream, and have someone to support him 100%, was feeling fulfilled. Now our major goal is to give the best to each of our children, and especially Xaymara.

Symptoms and Signs of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of chronic conditions affecting muscles and body movements.  It is caused by brain damage during fetal development and pregnancy, and it can also occur during or shortly after birth.  Children with cerebral palsy show various symptoms and signs that are variable in their severity, based on the extent of the brain damage.

Video Game Play Might Help Cerebral Palsy

Need a little exercise?  Try the Nintendo Wii.  A group of researchers discovered that video games, such as some provided by the Nintendo Wii, help individuals with cerebral palsy by giving them moderate physical activity, which helps prevent them from developing health issues like obesity or diabetes.

On Being a Military Wife and Mother

My name is Xiomara Montes, I am 35 years old, born on the island of Puerto Rico. I have 5 years of marriage, and my husband served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We have 3 beautiful children, two girls and one boy. Our first daughter is 10 years, a very intelligent girl and academically excels in school. Our boy, who is 2 years old, is the baby of the house, happy, always smiling and very active.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that affects as many as 500,000 children and adults each year.  What is cerebral palsy?  Cerebral palsy is the term used to describe the many disorders caused by abnormal development or damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth.  It is commonly seen in babies that were premature or were delivered during a complicated birth.

Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

It is not uncommon for parents to welcome home their adorable, newborn baby and finding out a year later that their child has cerebral palsy.  New parents are not to blame.  Cerebral palsy is very difficult to diagnose until the infant is at least one year old.  In some cases, cerebral palsy cannot be detected until ages three to five.

13-Year-Old Singer Has a Special Needs Cause

Not every 13-year-old girl with a powerful singing voice gets the opportunity to record it on an album. It is even less likely that she would have a single written for her by a noted producer. Rarer than that is when that girl wants to give a percentage of her album earnings to a special needs charity. It seems that Shayla D, who embodies all these things, is truly remarkable. Shayla’s father, Bobby Degregorio, certainly thinks so.