Give Today and Change What’s Possible for Natalie

Tue 29 Nov 2022

When you raise a child with cerebral palsy, there are so many unknowns: Will she ever speak? Will she ever be able to feed herself? Will she ever walk independently?

Hope, the mom of three-year-old Natalie, wonders about these questions often. “If someone could tell me she’ll walk, talk, or live independently, I’d feel like that burden would be lifted,” she says. And even if someone could tell her right now that none of those things would happen, “that would be okay.” It’s the uncertainty that’s the hardest part, and when you give today, you can bring Hope and all parents and caregivers of children with cerebral palsy one step closer to the answers they need.

Hope and her family support the work we do at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) to make a difference and make it easier for other people with CP and their families.

From research into a painless noninvasive device that improves head control and walking ability to supporting a startup company that’s working on a lightweight robotic leg brace to improve balance, coordination, and energy levels for people with cerebral palsy who can walk —

Investing in CPARF today makes a difference right now — funding remarkable technology that will make everyday life easier for people with cerebral palsy.

Investing in CPARF today makes a difference in the future — supporting innovation and research that Natalie will rely on when she grows up. She’s just one of the 18 million people with cerebral palsy worldwide, and she is counting on you. Visit cparf.org/donate to give today. 

Thu 11 Apr 2024

In the first part of our newest Science Spotlight blog, learn how scientists can harness electricity to help with movement disorders that sometimes accompany cerebral palsy.

Thu 04 Apr 2024

Check out the final part of Rindi and Soren’s story.