SECHILD Annual Thanksgiving/Cerebral Palsy Awareness Programme 2020

Cerebral Palsy is non-life-threatening – With the exception of children born with a severe case, cerebral palsy is considered to be a non-life-threatening condition. Most children with cerebral palsy are expected to live well into adulthood. Though incurable, Cerebral Palsy is Non-Progressive – The brain lesion is the result of a one-time brain injury and will not produce further degeneration of the brain.

Cerebral Palsy is Permanent – The injury and damage to the brain is permanent. The brain does not ‘heal1 as other parts of the body might. Because of this, the cerebral palsy itself will not change for better or worse during a person’s lifetime. On the other hand, associated conditions may improve or worsen overtime.

Cerebral Palsy is not Contagious – It is not communicable -mostly, cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain. However, a person can intentionally or unintentionally increase the likelihood a child will develop cerebral palsy through abuse, accidents, medical malpractice, negligence, or the spread a bacterial or viral infection. But the good news is Cerebral Palsy is Manageable.

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