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Cerebral Palsy

Devon Berry, who has cerebral palsy, celebrates with his mother Tonja Amis, left, and father John Berry, right, during his signing day for a wrestling scholarship to Saint Cloud State University in Minnesota. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Athlete With Cerebral Palsy Signs College Wrestling Scholarship

Though cerebral palsy forces him to use a walker, Devon Berry's upper body strength more than compensates and he's just accepted a college wrestling scholarship.

November 13, 2015
The family of a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up their case. (Thinkstock)

Supreme Court Asked To Weigh In On Service Dog Case

A court case pitting a girl with cerebral palsy against school officials who tried to deny her access to her service dog may be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 30, 2015
United Airlines has apologized to D’Arcee Neal, who has cerebral palsy, after he was left to crawl when no one from the airline arrived to assist him with a wheelchair. (Thinkstock)

Airline Apologizes After Man With Cerebral Palsy Crawls Off Plane

United Airlines has issued an apology after a man with cerebral palsy was left to crawl from his seat through an airplane because he had to use the bathroom.

October 27, 2015

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Blessed By Pope, Family Of Boy With Cerebral Palsy Raises $100K

The family of a boy with cerebral palsy who Pope Francis stopped to bless during his recent visit to the United States has received more than $100,000 in support from a crowdfunding campaign.

October 14, 2015
Pope Francis waves from his Fiat as he leaves the airport in Philadelphia on Saturday. The pope stopped his car on the tarmac so that he could bless a boy with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. (Charles Fox/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS)

Pope Blesses Kids With Special Needs

On the final leg of his historic American visit, Pope Francis made a point of spotting children with disabilities in his midst and blessing them.

September 28, 2015

Genes’ Role In Cerebral Palsy ‘Much Stronger’ Than Once Thought

With new findings suggesting that genes play a significant role in cerebral palsy, researchers say that broader use of genetic testing in those with the condition may be warranted.

August 28, 2015

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Matthew Walzer sports a pair of Nike’s new FLYEASE shoes as Tobie Hatfield, who designed the more accessible footwear system, looks on. (Nike)

Nike Unveils Shoes For People With Special Needs

Thanks to a plea from a teen with cerebral palsy seeking shoes he could put on his feet independently, Nike is introducing sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities.

July 15, 2015

Sports Illustrated Honors Walker With A Cause

After carrying his brother with cerebral palsy 57 miles in an effort to promote awareness of the condition, a teenager has landed on the pages of Sports Illustrated.

June 16, 2015

Mom Accused Of Abandoning Son With Cerebral Palsy In Woods

A mom is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly abandoning her 21-year-old son who has cerebral palsy and quadriplegia in the woods for days.

April 14, 2015

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White House Honors Teen With Cerebral Palsy

A film about a high school student with a disability is one of 15 that is being honored by President Barack Obama.

March 20, 2015

In Fight Over Service Dog, School Board Is Brought To Heel

After a two-year legal battle that garnered Justice Department attention, a school district has been ordered to allow a boy with disabilities to bring his service dog to class.

February 25, 2015

Lottery Winner Hopes To Boost Cerebral Palsy Awareness

A North Carolina woman who will take home $88 million after claiming her Powerball prize said she hopes the win will bring attention to cerebral palsy, a condition her son has.

February 24, 2015

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