A 33-year-old mother, Nadejda Voronova, was arrested in Russia after she cut off her disabled daughter’s head because she allegedly heard the voices of demons who told her to do it. The woman’s daughter, Yana (below right), was seven years old and had cerebral palsy. Vornova divorced her husband in 2010 and was raising her […]
A new study indicates that women with mobility disabilities often experience problems during pregnancy related to their functional impairments. The study included 8 women with spinal cord injuries, 4 with cerebral palsy, and 10 with other conditions. Show More Summary
Brazilian author and journalist Diogo Mainardi's unflinching story about raising a son, Tito, with cerebral palsy, The Fall: A Father's Memoir in 424 Steps is comprised of 424 short passages, each representing Tito's steps walking toward the hospital whose errors...
Ayahana Comb’s body was in the family freezer by a neighbor. According to her mother, Comb had stopped breathing one night and couldn’t be resuscitated. Comb weighed just 14 pounds
General George S. Patriotism. Redditor Viper20220k has earned his fake online Internet points, and then some. The Colorado man is a step-father to a boy with cerebral palsy, and every year, he spends "15-30 hours" putting together elaborate costumes built to fit around his step-son's wheelchair. Show More Summary
Newly revised and expanded Yoga for Children with Special Needs Manual now available. Tons of tips for ADHD, Autism, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, FASD. ...
Steven Aquino: But more than that, Apple Pay has the potential to be such an asset to the disabled. In my case, as someone with low vision and (mild) cerebral palsy, no longer do I have to fumble around my wallet trying to find my credit card or struggle with swiping my card into the terminal. Show More Summary
In 1975, Frankie MacQueen was born with cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that causes impairment of motor function due to brain injury or abnormal development of the brain. Most cases of cerebral palsy are diagnosed before the age of one; and only two percent of all cases are believed to be due […]
Check out this University of Pennsylvania Bioengineering Student’s Senior Design Project using the WidowX Robot Arm. The setup is a mock up as an Robotic Arm Device for Cerebral Palsy Users. The user presses a colored pad and the robot moves a small cube to the corresponding color pad. This is a great demonstration of [...]
I was reading an article today about sexuality and disability and the feature was about a woman with cerebral palsy. The subtitle of the article said something like (sorry I looked but couldn't find it again) 'She doesn't let cerebral...Show More Summary
Garrett Holeve and David Steffan will meet in a sanctioned MMA bout in St. Charles, Missouri, currently slated for November 7 at the Ameristar Casino. Why is this particular fight on the regional circuit making waves? Holeve is a fighter...Show More Summary
Adolescents with cerebral palsy face multiple challenges, but they rate their quality of life (QoL) on a par with their able-bodied peers, according to new research reporting on how adolescents with cerebral palsy from nine European regions feel about life.
"Our results are encouraging. Across 10 different areas of life, adolescents with cerebral palsy only ranked their quality of friend and peer relationships as on average lower than adolescents in the general population, challenging the...Show More Summary
Greg Walloch is a comedian who should be on your radar. Find out why! Website: http://www.gregwalloch.com, Twitter: @GregWalloch Photo by Irwin Willer. What's the difference between an actor, comedian, writer and storyteller? I'm still...Show More Summary
Christian Bale starved himself to play the creepy role of an insomniac in “The Machinist.” Daniel Day-Lewis lived in a wheelchair for weeks to play a writer born with cerebral palsy in “My Left Foot.” Robert De Niro allegedly filed down his own teeth to play a pyscho in “Cape Fear.” Ben Affleck refused to wear […]
This post is an excerpt from Diogo Mainardi's upcoming book, The Fall: A Father's Memoir in 424 Steps. ------ Just before he was 6 months old, Tito went for another examination at Padua Hospital. His neurologist lay him face down on the stretcher. Show More Summary
According to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF), over 17 million people worldwide have cerebral palsy -- for which there is no cure. I am one of them. Tomorrow is World Cerebral Palsy (CP) Day 2014. The goal...Show More Summary
A 29-year-old man diagnosed with cerebral palsy fulfilled his dream of joining a professional boxing competition when he signed up in Shanghai on September 13, Tencent News reported. [ more › ]
Naveed and Samiya Parvez started Andiamo to develop 3D printed orthotics for disabled kids, based on personal experience with their son, Diamo, who suffered from cerebral palsy. Every 6-9 months, he needed a new back brace, and each time he would have to wait 3-4 months for it to be ready. With 3D scanning and printing, the wait time could be reduced to a few days.
I'm a longtime fan and watcher of NBC's Today show, and I have the series set to record on DVR. I hadn't watched yesterday's show yet, and at some point throughout the day I saw on Twitter that Jhene Aiko had performed (I love her, and I saw her perform last weekend in Atlanta). Show More Summary