Many of the children coming to Walk for Life clinics do not have a clubfoot, but suffer from Cerebral Palsy (CP)
Cerebral palsy is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary between people. Often problems include: poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak
muscles, trouble swallowing or speaking,and tremors among others. There may also be problems with sensation, vision, and hearing. Often babies with CP do not roll over, sit, crawl, or walk as early as other children their age. Difficulty with the ability to think or reason and seizures each occurs in about one third of cases. While the symptoms may get more noticeable over the first few years of life,
the underlying problems do not worsen over time.In Jessore Support for Life is a new program to councel parents, and where appropriate, assist with mobility devices, and ankle orthoses Our bracemaking workshop is now equipped to manufacture devices to assist those with CP.
We are inspired by Sere to help those with CP.