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
All Kinds of Weather, We Stick Together: Laney and Lilah’s Cerebral Palsy StoryLaney and Lilah are feisty, happy twin sisters. They share a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, but that is just one aspect of their lives. More importantly, they dance, they laugh and occasionally throw things.
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.
Cerebral Palsy Won’t Slow Wes Down, He’s UnstoppableWes Jackson is a thoughtful, kind and inquisitive kid. He also has cerebral palsy, but he won't let that (or anything else for that matter) get in his way. Get to know Wes and his family, you'll be glad you did.
Dog Treats Mean Business for Teen Who Has CPLearn about how Jennifer and her son Nick, a Gillette patient who has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, came up with an idea for a part-time business making dog treats and turned it into a reality that they hope will provide employment opportunities to other young adults who have disabilities.
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, a Great Dane and the Minnesota Twins: Cameron’s “Wild Journey” to Improved MobilityCameron is an outgoing 6-year-old with bright red hair and a personality to match. Discover his journey through selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery to address symptoms of cerebral palsy, culminating with an experience with the Minnesota Twins.
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.