Tuesday, September 4, 2012

World Cerebral Palsy Day! {and a CP Connection}

Today, September 4th, 2012 is the first world Cerebral Palsy day!

My middle daughter, Nina, happens to have Cerebral Palsy. She joined our family two and a half years ago through international adoption. It has been quite the journey!

Cerebral Palsy can be very different from one individual to another. Nina has spastic diplegia, which means mainly her legs are affected (although her arms are too, but she has full use of them). We have done botox on her legs to help with her "tightness." It worked like a charm. Then last year, Nina had a selective dorzal rhizotomy (SDR) at Mayo Clinic and that surgery has made all the difference!

Nina is able to walk around the house and her school independently (just a year ago she was using her wheelchair!) She uses a walker for balance and support when needed, and for long distances we still use the walker. But this girl can walk!

So maybe I should let Nina be the one to share something with you today...

But that is enough about us, I would love for you to check out the AMAZING blogs that are linked here for the CP connection! Some pretty incredible posts going up today in order to raise awareness about Cerebral palsy. So click away on the links and leave a comment letting people know you stopped by!

Let's spread the word together about the CP connection! 

Check out the links on the CP connection celebrating world Cerebral Palsy day! Have a blog? Join us! (<---tweet this)  

(Yes, "tweet this" is a link, so just click on the words and it will link you directly to twitter!)

Linking up?

Make sure you link back to this post! You can link any way you want, but make sure you are linked so people reading your post can find all the other awesome posts linked up here. This is a party friends, an awesome celebration of those that have Cerebral Palsy!

You can use text or the graphic below. For the graphic, just copy and paste the html code under the picture.

Link your specific post, not your entire blog.

Happy linking and reading everyone!


  1. Thanks so much for organizing this! Love your blog!

  2. My daughter has a traumatic brain injury and while it's not technically CP, we have used many CP remedies such as Botox injections, e-stim, scoliosis correction surgery and PERCS. She was 11 weeks old when she was injured, so the lifelong aspect of her challenges is something else she has in common with CP kids.

    Thanks for spreading awareness this week :)


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