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6 days ago

Cerebral Palsy - The Next Generation

The CP-Achieve Project is refreshing in its approach towards the CP community. Its objectives are centred on people as they transition from childhood through to adulthood. 

02 December 2020

A neuroscientist and poet not letting cerebral palsy get in her way

Jerusha Mather is gaining some well-earned attention both in the medical community and the literary world. On top of completing a PhD in neuroscience, the 25-year-old has just smashed out her first book of poetry, 'Burnt bones and beautiful butterflies'. The book's title is inspired by Jerusha's lived experience with cerebral palsy. "I based it on a thought that beautiful things come out of challenging circumstances. Hence, the term; burnt bones and beautiful butterflies. Life throws at you negative and positive things, but there is goodness in everything when you find the courage to look deeper. These are the key messages I am trying to convey in my book," she explains.
12 November 2020

Liam’s journey to mobility

When Michelle Sexton first embarked on the journey to get her son Liam a bike, she wanted to give him access to something that would empower him to maintain his mobility, while allowing him to have an outlet. She knew that a customised bike while extremely freeing and crucial for Liam’s quality of life, would only become a reality through thoughtful collaboration with providers, therapists, and the assistance of Liam’s Support Coordinator – Mark Boyce.
12 November 2020

The toll of lockdown for the disabled community

I’ve lost track of the conversations that I’ve had with friends, family, and colleagues – where I can see the exhaustion plastered on their faces through a screen, and the conversations echo constant disappointment.  As someone with cerebral palsy, the COVID-19 epidemic created a scenario where I was told I had to work from home. In a pre-COVID world, it had rarely occurred to me to negotiate to work from home, as I was someone accustomed to long and tiring commutes to work. 

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