Do you have an inspirational story you would like to share?
SHARE

boy looking intently at nature through a magnifying glass

Get Inspired!

The most potent experiences in life are those that inspire us. In both simple actions and grand gestures, we can find the inspiration that keeps our eyes open to radical new possibilities. From a child’s first, tentative step to the mastery of an activity or a profession, inspiration can be found in every minute of every day. Every child’s story – and that of his or her family – is a tale of mythic proportions with obstacles and achievements and problems and solutions. Here, we’ve collected narratives that exemplify the complex and rewarding journey that parents and children with cerebral palsy have embarked on. These are tales of hope, supercharged.

girl in wheelchair smiling upwards at the camera

Children
with Cerebral Palsy

A child’s smile is enough to brighten anyone’s day. For parents of a child with cerebral palsy – even when non-verbal – all of those firsts – whether reading, writing, or hearing a child say “I love you” are not only possible, they’re probable. More so than ever children are re-conceiving how they can participate and interact with others.
Children with Cerebral Palsy »


a grandfather, son and grandson visiting the peer and enjoying the weather

Relationships
and Cerebral Palsy

The quality of the people in our immediate circle and our interactions with them generate an impact on everything else in our lives. Cultivating positive relationships within the family might be easy, but building ties to the greater world can be more difficult – unless one has support.
Relationships and Cerebral Palsy »

confident child holding up sign saying, I can

Embrace
Opportunities

Opportunities are all around us, but with so many other concerns, they can be hard to detect. For people with their eyes on the prize for a better education, fulfilling relationships or even improved social lives, taking advantage of opportunities is akin for seizing the day.
Embrace Opportunities »

two teens in wheelchairs rolling around the inside sports track

Transcend
Barriers

Individuals with cerebral palsy once told they would never communicate have done so with, and without, assistance. People with disabilities have written books, painted murals, served in the military, completed college, and became parents. Barriers are constructs of the mind. If we perceive them differently, we transcend.
Transcend Barriers »


two young adult men hanging out together

Make
a Difference

There are days when we feel we’re not in a position to make a difference for others who need assistance. Even when resources are scarce, however, people who want to make a difference are always empowered to offer an empathetic ear, a sturdy shoulder to lean on, or compassion that can transform negatives into positives.
Make a Difference »

child learning how to use computer

Innovative
Technology

The breakneck speed by which technology has changed our lives has brought with it a sea change in how assistive technology helps people with disabilities manage their lives. Today, devices can change how people ambulate, and in more ways than one, provide a voice for individuals that are non-verbal.
Innovative Technology »

mother and child reading book

Inspirational
Books

Among the colorful and engaging selection of children’s books, there are few characters with a disability that young people with cerebral palsy can relate to. However, as evidenced by Romeo Riley’s crack detective work and the photos of ballerinas in pink, that tide is slowly turning.
Inspirational Books »

baby lying on stomach pondering

Inspirational
Movies

Of course parents already know their child’s journey is the stuff movies are made of, but as it turns out, there are several movies about individuals with cerebral palsy and how their condition has affected their lives. Here are some films that tell stories about inspiring people.
Inspirational Movies »


twitter @TheCPorg
MyChild, the ultimate resource for everything cerebral palsy, provides families touched by cerebral palsy with the help they need and the benefits they deserve.
  • How Our Cerebral Palsy Assistance Works

    As you've undoubtedly seen on our Facebook Page, MyChild is dedicated to providing free Cerebral Palsy assistance to parents of children with CP. What you might not know, or be aware o...

  • Avoiding Feelings of Isolation as a Special Needs Parent

    Every child with Cerebral Palsy is a gift and parents of children with CP are some of the bravest, strongest people on the planet. The time commitment and dependency involved is incredible, making feelings of isolation or “being alone” a common occurr...

  • The Power of Cerebral Palsy Support Groups

    As we have noted in the past, parenting for a child with Special Needs is a daily journey that comes with incredible feelings of joy, but also unique difficulties that can lead to isolation when others fail to understand. One of the services we are major ...

  • Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

    If your child was not diagnosed at birth with Cerebral Palsy, but you suspect that they may have CP, every day can be a stressful, alternating sequence of concern and relief. Attempting to link potential symptoms of Cerebral Palsy with everyday behavior c...

  • The Complexities of Cerebral Palsy Nutrition Planning

    Nutrition is important for every child, particularly for a child with Cerebral Palsy. Getting your child the proper food and vitamins, every day, can be important for helping with growth and impacting your child’s development. With that said, we have se...