Author: Diane Stewart, Enable Outreach Specialist

Worldwide, there are an estimated 17 million individuals with cerebral palsy. With March being Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, we’d like to use this opportunity to highlight a few inspiring individuals who are making headlines and bringing joy to their communities.

  • Brock Spayd, a high school lacrosse player, was featured in U.S. Lacrosse Magazine showing off his determination in this feature: Born with Cerebral Palsy he found his identity on the lacrosse field. As Brock continues to reach his goals, his mother Angela has begun the trending hashtag #TakeThatCP to mark every new milestone and accomplishment Brock Achieves.
  • João Vicente, a seven-year-old boy with cerebral palsy was able to learn how to skateboard with help from the nonprofit Skate Anima who created a specialized walker to help him ride. The design for the walker was created by Ricardo Oliveira and inspired by his own children who have mobility difficulties. Now, Skate Anima hosts regular rides and João’s mother says that he has become an avid boarder. Check out the full article from CBS: "Thrilling" video shows 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy skateboard for the first time.

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