cerebral palsy

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Runner Always Finishes Last, Is Winning Anyway

Jamie Watts didn't learn to walk until she was 3

(Newser) - The day after Jamie Watts turned 33 in June 2014, she took a picture at the start line of a race near Washington, DC, not knowing if she'd be able to finish. Born with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy due to a lack of oxygen that damaged certain motor functions... More »

Cops: Robbers Post Beating Video to Victim's Facebook

The 'cowards' targeted a man with cerebral palsy

(Newser) - Two 20-year-olds in Michigan allegedly beat up a man with cerebral palsy and stole his cellphone, the AP reports. But police say they didn't stop there, using the victim's own cellphone to record the beating then posting the video to his Facebook. "To have the audacity to... More »

Pope Stops Car to Bless Boy in Wheelchair

Michael Keating, 10, has cerebral palsy

(Newser) - Pope Francis made an impromptu stop minutes after arriving at the Philadelphia airport this morning when he had his driver pull over so he could bless a 10-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, NBC Philadelphia reports. The pope leaned over a barricade and kissed Michael Keating, who uses a wheelchair. He... More »

Causes of Cerebral Palsy Not What We Thought

Canadian study looks at the DNA of stricken children

(Newser) - Parents of children with cerebral palsy, take note: Your child's illness may be in the genes. A surprising new study in Nature is linking cerebral palsy to genetic variants and challenging the notion that environmental factors are solely responsible, the Globe & Mail reports. "Nobody really wanted us... More »

Boy With Cerebral Palsy Inspires in Triathlon Finish

Bailey Matthews was determined to finish without his walker

(Newser) - His name is Bailey Matthews. He's an 8-year-old boy in UK who has cerebral palsy, and images of him completing a triathlon have gone viral, reports CBS News and Today.com . Bailey ditched his walker near the finish line and got there on his own, despite falling twice. The... More »

9-Year-Old's Body Sat in Mom's Fridge for Months

Ayahna Comb's 14-pound body was found in fridge drawer

(Newser) - The emaciated body of a 9-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has been found stuffed in her mom's refrigerator. Amber Keyes, 34, discovered her daughter Ayahna Comb wasn't breathing in January and "decided to clear out a drawer in the refrigerator and place her body in there,"... More »

8th-Grader Carries Brother 40 Miles for Cerebral Palsy

Mom: 'I knew he'd do it'

(Newser) - Hunter Gandee pulled it off : He marched for 40 miles carrying his brother on his back, all in an effort to raise awareness of cerebral palsy. The walk took Hunter, 14, and younger bro Braden, 7, from a junior high school in Temperance, Mich., to the University of Michigan’s... More »

Teen to Carry Bro 40 Miles for Cerebral Palsy

Hunter Gandee raising awareness for his little brother's sake

(Newser) - Hunter Gandee has been carrying around his little brother Braden "ever since he got too heavy for my mom," the 14-year-old says. That's meant heaving the now-7-year-old piggyback-style around the house and even on mountains during camping trips, The Stir reports. But this weekend, he'll go... More »

Disabled Boy Tied to Bus Stop Sparks Outrage

Photos shine spotlight on unpopular issue in India

(Newser) - Lakhan Kale's grandmother would tie him to something on the street before each work day and walk away. That's because 9-year-old Lakhan has cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and no one else in Mumbai, India, would care for him, ABC News reports. Cringing? You're not alone: News photos... More »

Memphis Grizzlies Draft Sick Boy, 8

NBA team makes Charvis Brewer's dream come true

(Newser) - The Memphis Grizzlies made history over the weekend by drafting the youngest player in NBA history. Charvis Brewer, 8, has cerebral palsy and can't walk on his own, but that didn't stop the Grizzlies from making his dream come true. With the help of the Make-A-Wish foundation, Charvis... More »

Man Convicted of Sex Assault on Disabled Woman Freed

Court: She could have communicated dissent

(Newser) - Connecticut's Supreme Court has set free a man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman with severe mental and physical disabilities. The reason? The defense successfully argued that the 26-year-old woman could have made clear she didn't consent by biting or kicking him, reports the Connecticut Post . The woman... More »

UK Police Caught Dragging Protester From Wheelchair

Jody McIntyre says he was '100% not a threat to anyone'

(Newser) - British police have promised to launch an investigation after video surfaced of police officers apparently pulling a man with cerebral palsy from his wheelchair and dragging him across the street during Thursday’s student protests . The victim, 20-year-old Jody McIntyre, tells the Daily Telegraph that police actually pulled him from... More »

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