Join us in raising cerebral palsy awareness! March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Whether you or someone you know has cerebral palsy, or you're just starting to learn more about the condition, this resource will empower you to:
- Read and share infographics about cerebral palsy
- Update your social media profiles with our custom cerebral palsy awareness month downloads
- Meet Gillette patients who have cerebral palsy and hear their inspiring stories
- Learn about cerebral palsy and different treatment options
- Donate to support cerebral palsy care at Gillette
Download Emojability Today!
To encourage cerebral palsy awareness and move cerebral palsy forward, we’ve created a series of emojis and animated stickers called Emojability that give people who have cerebral palsy and their families the opportunity to express themselves online!
Read Cerebral Palsy Patient Stories
Brock is “Unstoppable” After Rhizotomy SurgeryBrock's parents knew Gillette was the right place for their son's rhizotomy surgery during their first visit. Meet this cool, outgoing 4-year-old and learn how a device called a prone cart, recently patented by Gillette, aided his recovery.
Lots to Say About “Speechless”The new ABC television sitcom "Speechless" centers on a 16-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy and uses an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device to express himself. Several Gillette families have previewed the show and say they're pleased a television program explores some of the issues they face.
The Journey of Mateo Arcos: Hope, Love and Cerebral PalsyAs he ambles down a long hospital hallway, smiling with every step and practically daring you to do the same, it can be pretty easy to forget that this wasn't supposed happen. Mateo Arcos was never supposed to walk.
Avery’s Story: Becoming a Back-to-School ModelAvery, a sixth grader who has cerebral palsy, recently had the opportunity to showcase some of her favorite back-to-school fashions to thousands when she modeled for the Mall of America's 2016 Back to School Look Book. Learn how the experience helped build Avery's confidence and how care at Gillette has helped her thrive.
Patient Embarks on Quest to See 500 BandsMason and his father Rich saw nearly 500 rock bands live in concert last year. They refused to let Mason's cerebral palsy get in the way of reaching their goal.
“I Can Do It!” Kaidyn’s Recovery From Selective Dorsal RhizotomyAfter brain damage shortly after her birth resulted in cerebral palsy, Kaidyn came to Gillette for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery. See how the surgery, coupled with Kaidyn's intrinsic determination, has given her newfound independence and mobility.
A Big Celebration for the James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion AnalysisGillette received a $1 million gift from SuperAmerica as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the James R. Gage Center for Gait and Motion Analysis. Patients, donors and staff gathered on February 6, 30 years after the opening of the center that is today one of the world’s busiest and most respected clinical gait and motion analysis facilities.
Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis at 80 Brings George Fedor Peace84-year-old George Fedor is a storyteller. But the one story that George couldn’t tell had to do with one question: What is wrong with the left side of my body?
Watch Cerebral Palsy Patient Videos
Our Cerebral Palsy Resource Group Welcomes You!
Are you looking for a way to connect with people who have cerebral palsy and their families? Join Gillette's Cerebral Palsy Resource Group on Facebook!
- Cerebral Palsy
- Cerebral Palsy Roadmap
- Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) Surgery
- Spasticity Evaluation
- Gait and Motion Analysis
- Botulinum Toxin and Phenol (Injected Spasticity Medications)
- United Cerebral Palsy
- Motor Delay Clinic
Cerebral palsy is a term used to describe a collection of disorders caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the brain that occurs around the time of birth or early in life.
Cerebral Palsy Roadmap: What to Expect As Your Child Grows
Gillette created the Cerebral Palsy Road Map to help you understand what having cerebral palsy means for your child. This publication will show you how Gillette’s cerebral palsy experts can help meet your child’s needs.
Spasticity most commonly affects patients who have cerebral palsy. Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR) surgery corrects muscle spasticity by cutting the nerve rootlets in the spinal cord that are sending abnormal signals to the muscles.
A common symptom of cerebral palsy, spasticity is a term that describes overly tight muscles caused by disrupted communication among the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
Using innovative computer technology, motion analysis captures movements, muscle activity and forces that the eye can’t see. When people who have cerebral palsy experience problems with movement, motion analysis helps experts accurately identify problems specific to each patient—then recommend the best treatments.
When people who have cerebral palsy receive injected medications, such as botulinum toxin or phenol, their braces might fit better and their movement abilities often improve.
United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people who have a spectrum of disabilities, including cerebral palsy.
The Motor Delay Clinic at Gillette helps families in many ways. It’s an important tool for early diagnosis and intervention for infants and children who might have cerebral palsy.
Donate and #CelebrateCP
Help fund a first-of-its-kind study to improve treatment and health outcomes for kids who have walking and movement disorders because of cerebral palsy. You’ll be ensuring a brighter tomorrow for kids who have cerebral palsy.