Cerebral Palsy Awareness
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 Cerebral Palsy Patient Stories
Dear Theodora: One Family’s Cerebral Palsy JourneyThere are few moments in life as exciting and anxiety inducing as the day you have your first child, but for Andrew Bailey and his wife, Amanda, things were a bit more complicated. Amanda was home in Connecticut getting ready for her baby shower. Andrew, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, was in Seattle for an away game.
Born with Cerebral Palsy, Lee Schuh, MD, Delivers Care with Knowledge and EmpathyHow many Southerners gladly move north to a place where blizzards are anticipated and celebrated? Lee Schuh, MD, did. See how Schuh draws on his experience living with cerebral palsy when he’s caring for his adult patients.
Unstoppable Adli: Life After a Cerebral Palsy DiagnosisThe emotional roller coaster that follows a cerebral palsy diagnosis never goes away. But Ami Hagen, our guest author and mother of Adli, a Gillette patient, says the ups are so worth the downs. Ami tells us about her joys, her worries, and raising a daughter with unwavering spirit.
It’s Not a Career, It’s a Calling: Bringing My Son HomeLouie Romero is a smiley kid that simply can’t help the fact that he is irrepressibly charming. It's Louie's personality that makes an impression when you meet him. The fact that he is in a wheelchair and has cerebral palsy ranks much lower on the list.
The Long Way Round: A Look Back on my Treatment for Cerebral PalsyWhen Jenna Robinson was born, she only weighed three pounds and doctors told her parents she’d never be a “rocket scientist.” Now 28, she holds a Master’s degree in social work and has dedicated her life to helping individuals who have disabilities lead more independent lives.
Gait and Motion Analysis
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.
Botulinum Toxin and Phenol (Injected Spasticity Medications)
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.
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. Learn more.
Connect with Others
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!
Support Cerebral Palsy Patients
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.