Posts Tagged 'Cerebral Palsy'

Stuck in Second Gear

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Kerry A. Wiley

While walking to the Fitness Center for one of my sessions, I passed a pickup truck.  The driver is getting ready to pull out of the parking lot.  The truck smoothly shifted into 1st, 2nd, and then 3rd gear, and proceeds to drive out.   

Posted by Kerry Feb 12, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Wall of Mirrors: Reflections of Self Image, Disability, and Exercise

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9-29-12 K.W-JRH Session Video (1)The Associated Press published an online article from the National Association of Physical Activity and Health, (http://napah.ca/asp/news/articles/women_who_exercise_mirrors_feel_worse.asp), which cited studies that indicate mirrors in workout settings can have a negative influence on how women feel and view themselves.  The article did not focus on women with disabilities.          Kerry Wiley working with James House, III              

Posted by Kerry Feb 05, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

UCP Not Just for People With Cerebral Palsy

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The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is nonprofit organization that helps people with cerebral palsy, as well as other individuals with disabilities. UCP’s mission is to educate, advocate and provide support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. Arizona’s UCP chapter has been providing services since 1952; and during those years, they have helped countless of individuals with disabilities and their families. Those served have disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. UCP provides services to infants all the way through adulthood, which has four departments: Early Intervention and Therapy, Day Treatment and Training, Home and Community Based Services, and an Early Learning Center.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Sep 16, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Should children with disabilities be allowed to receive communion?

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If you are Catholic, then the “Blessed Sacrament” is part of every Mass. Receiving the Holy Communion is an important part of Catholic, and other Christian, beliefs. What if a priest were to decide you were not able to comprehend what Holy Communion means? Can a priest look inside to read a person’s heart and make such a judgment call? Well, one priest in Texas did just that and refused to give communion to a child with cerebral palsy.

Posted by Tessa May 03, 2011 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Family To Be Deported from Canada Because of Daughter with Cerebral Palsy

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Six years ago, David Barlagne, his family, and his software company, moved to Canada. They had been trying to become legal citizens but their requests had been denied. In fact, Canada is deporting the Barlagne’s family because one of their daughters has Cerebral Palsy.

Posted by Melissa Apr 20, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Barrel Racing Champ helps kids with Cerebral Palsy

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For the past seven years, Skeet Davis has been going to Camp Smile, a residential summer camp for individuals 5 to 60 with and without disabilities, in Mobile Alabama.  It is here that he gives children with Cerebral Palsy rides on Boomer.

Posted by Melissa Apr 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Woman Accused of Killing Her Son with Cerebral Palsy

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On Thursday, Migdalia Veras, 57, from Queens was charged with killing her son with cerebral plasy, Rene Veras, 38.  He was found stabbed to death in his apartment.  His mother has insisted that this was an assisted suicide.

Posted by Melissa Mar 07, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Steven J. Wampler Foundation, Helping ALL Children Experience Summer Camp

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In September 2010, Steve Wampler became the first person with Cerebral Palsy to Climb El Captian in Yosemite National Park.

Posted by Melissa Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The Challenges of Walking During Winter

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It’s Winter, so snow and ice is to be expected. I started my day early with a walk to a doctor’s appointment. I was bundled up with a hat, scarf and my winter boots. It was icy and wet and there were puddles of slush on the streets and near the sidewalks. I managed to walk with no trouble, and even glided through a portion of a sidewalk that hadn’t been cleared.  All I needed to do was to cross the street, and I would be home free. And then it happened. I knew it was going to happen! I fell in the middle of the street in a huge area of dirty, wet, slush.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Jan 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Inclusion in High School Sports

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Looking back on my experience in high school, my fondest memory is being part of the swim team. Being that I have cerebral palsy I could not not swim the same times as other swimmers, but I practiced and competed with my peers.

Posted by Ryan Nov 17, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments