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6-year-old with cerebral palsy takes first steps – CNN

Posted: October 12, 2019 at 11:45 pm

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This 6-year-old girl with cerebral palsy just took her first steps on her own – CNN

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Chicago White Sox baseball announcer Jason Benetti on living with cerebral palsy and achieving his childhood dream – CBS News

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Chicago White Sox baseball announcer Jason Benetti says his job is "part therapist and part guide and part entertainer" in an interview with contributor Scott Simon for "CBS Sunday Morning," to be broadcast October 13. This past season, Benetti became the main television announcer for the White Sox, teamed with former pitching great Steve Stone. It took 27 years, a law degree, and gigs calling college and minor league sports before Benetti got the call to join the White Sox on a part-time basis in 2016. Continue reading

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Agilik, NIH Team Up to Test Exoskeleton in Children with Gait Distorders – Cerebral Palsy News Today

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Agilik Technologies and the Functional and Applied Biomechanics Section of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (NIHCC) will work together on a clinical trial to test ExoStep Agiliks wearable exoskeleton legs in children with gait disorders caused by cerebral palsy, or those with knee-extension deficiency from muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, or incomplete spinal cord injury. Investigators plan to initiate the trial before the end of this year. Continue reading

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FSU swim and dive team to sign local 13-year old diagnosed with cerebral palsy – Tallahassee Democrat

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Crawfordville native Sam Donaway is set to sign with the FSU Swimming and Diving team Saturday in a special ceremony.(Photo: Perrone Ford/FSU Sports Information) Saturday will be a day to remember for Sam Donaway. The 13-year old from Crawfordville, Fla Continue reading

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Cricket legend’s son with cerebral palsy forced to run at night to avoid stares – Birmingham Live

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The son of an England cricket legend is being forced to run at night - to avoid stares from the public. Mike Selvey's son Adam, aged 22, is a student at University College London and is running the London Half Marathon this weekend. Continue reading

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Storytelling Used to Improve School Engagement in Children with CP – Cerebral Palsy News Today

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An educational program that hones cognitive skills using storytelling appears to help promote engagement at school by children with cerebral palsy (CP), a study shows. Continue reading

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6-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy walks for first time – WKRN News 2

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by: Alex Caprariello, KXAN AUSTIN, TX (KXAN) As one foot is placed in front of the other, you can see her excitement grow. Slowly at first, and then with more confidence, the childs eyes grow wide. As she lifts her hand off the table, she gasps in exhilaration Continue reading

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‘So proud’: Girl, 6, with cerebral palsy walks unaided for first time ever in viral video – FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

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Credit: Lovely Janae via Storyful Credit: Lovely Janae via Storyful AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 29) - A girl with cerebral palsy amazed her mother by taking her first steps without the help of her walker on Friday. The video, filmed by Lovely Janae on Oct. 4, was filmed in the familys living room in Austin Texas Continue reading

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Cornwall woman is busting the myth about cerebral palsy – Cornwall Live

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A Cornwall woman with cerebral palsy is myth-busting about living with the illness. Amanda Brokenshire, of Foxhole, says that as a child her parents were often told that she was just lazy when at two-and-a-half-years old, Amanda was not reaching expected milestones and showing any signs of walking. But after spending her toddler years embroiled in these issues, her parents knew something was wrong and she was eventually diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy. Continue reading

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