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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy

In the UK, estimates suggest around one in every 400 children has cerebral palsy

It is estimated that around 2,000 babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every year in the UK.

Alfie is a lively nine-year-old who loves jokes and playing tricks on people. But for Alfie, who has cerebral palsy, having fun is a daily struggle.

Alfie has quadriplegia after suffering devastating brain damage at birth, which means that all his limbs are affected. Alfie can see and hear, but he is profoundly affected in terms of physical movement, and cannot speak.

We’re so pleased to have recently funded two new research projects hoping to improve the lives of children with cerebral palsy. Read more about this research in our autumn 2015 issue of Touching Lives.

Right now there is more research we need to fund that could lead to life-changing treatments for children with disabilities, but we need your help.

We’re determined to find the answers for children like Alfie - will you help us with a donation today?

 

We’re determined to find the answers for children like Alfie - will you help us with a donation today?

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