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A great follow up post from Dr. Karen Pape about how brains change and recover in #Cerebralpalsy.

We are very honored that Karen Pape, MD is part of Medical Advisory Board and such an active supporter of Reaching for the Stars! Check out Dr. Pape’s latest post about how brains change and recover in cerebral palsy and how the traditional therapeutic model for CP needs to evolve and progress. Dr. Karen Pape – Impossible […]

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Another excellent and thought provoking article from Dr. Karen Pape. What is “good enough” for CP?

Isn’t it time we re-think the traditional approach and how kids and parents think about goals and expected outcomes? Dr. Karen Pape – Have you decided that your child’s function is “Good Enough”?        

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Tuesday, March 25th we will be testifying about the need for federally funded Cerebral Palsy Research in Washington DC before the House Appropriations LHHS Committee!

Since March 25th is also National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, this is a great opportunity for us to speak up and bring more attention to the lack of CP research funding in a public forum as part of our ongoing advocacy efforts. We’ll also be meeting with Senator Isakson (GA) while we’re in DC to personally […]

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Why I Want to be a “Reaching for the Stars” CP Kids Coalition Ambassador

One of the best things about volunteering for Reaching for the Stars are the amazing families and amazing children we get the opportunity to serve and come to know.  Since we launched our Reaching for the Stars CP Kids Coalition Ambassador program, we have been humbled by the inspiring kids who have joined.  Before joining […]

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Let’s Talk Collaboration and Volunteerism – We Thank You!

Sunday, August, 18 2013 By Cynthia Frisina, Executive Director, Reaching for the Stars. A Foundation of Hope for Children with Cerebral Palsy. Sunday is one of my favorite days of the week for a variety of reasons.  I try and make it a point to carve out at least a few minutes each Sunday to […]

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Why Don’t More Clinicians Specialize in Comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Care?

Today’s post comes to us from a Keeler Cox who asks some important questions that many of us wrestle with.  Keeler is a father of a beautiful daughter who happens to have Cerebral Palsy.  He lives close to Columbus, OH and writes about various things CP for his blog, From Here To Physiatry. He also has […]

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Meet us in Milwaukee! Announcing the AACPDM RFTS Family Forum Friday, October 18, 2013…It’s Free!

By Cynthia Frisina, July 31, 2013 Hello everyone!  I hope you have had a wonderful summer and are ready for an exciting fall.  After some rest, relaxation and creative thinking time, we are all revved up with major plans coming to fruition in the coming months, and we’re excited to start telling you about them! […]

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CP Kids Coalition Launches Lemon-Aide for Cerebral Palsy!

I know you all remember our 15 year old Ambassador Lauren Walier who shared her inspiring submission four months ago. We wanted to refresh your memory of Lauren’s passion to make a difference for Cerebral Palsy. With all of Lauren’s efforts to date of raising awareness and fundraising, here are her inspirational words. I have […]

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Post #28: Introducing a Cerebral Palsy All-Stars Sports Camp June 12-15

For the first time in Georgia! A sports day camp specifically for kids 6-18 with Cerebral Palsy! Over this jam-packed 3-day camp, children will try at least 6 different sports including tennis, soccer, basketball, boccia, volleyball and baseball. All coaches are experienced in adaptive sports and will tailor the activities to meet the needs of […]

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Post #27 Important Cerebral Palsy Research & Stem Cell Update via our Partners, the CP Alliance, Australia

Cerebral Palsy Update, Stem Cell Research and the “Elephant in the Room” via the CP Alliance, Australia   We wanted to quickly provide you the YouTube video of the CP Alliance AU recent Cerebral Palsy Forum about Stem Cells held in Australia.  The Forum was actually about much more than stem cells, and provided an […]

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