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  • Lawsuit: Teacher taped shut mouth of student with cerebral palsy

    11/04/2017 4:51:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    wfxg ^ | Nov. 3, 2017 | wfxg
    ANN ARBOR, MI (WXYZ/CNN) – In a lawsuit, the family of a woman with cerebral palsy says her former teacher, among others, abused and neglected her over many years while at school. The 25-page lawsuit, filed against Washtenaw Intermediate School District, a teacher, principal and two teacher’s aides, outlines "repetitive instances of abuse” suffered by Rosa Smith, a now 26-year-old woman with cerebral palsy. Smith has cognitive impairment, an inability to communicate verbally and physical impairments, including the inability to move her hands and arms. According to the lawsuit, the woman endured physical, emotional and psychological harm at the hands...
  • Texas girl, 10, with cerebral palsy faces deportation after trip to hospital

    10/27/2017 6:03:35 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/27/2017 | Tom Dart
    A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy is at risk of deportation after being stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint and accompanied to hospital by officers who waited outside her room as she recovered from surgery. Rosa María Hernández was born in Mexico but has lived in the US since she was three months old. She was being taken from the Texas border city of Laredo to Corpus Christi for a gallbladder operation, travelling in an ambulance with a relative who is a US citizen. As they drove through an inland Border Patrol station about 60 miles east of the frontier...
  • Candice Was Pressured to Kill Herself in an Assisted Suicide Because She Has Cerebral Palsy

    10/15/2017 8:32:14 PM PDT · by kathsua · 13 replies
    Lifenews ^ | 10/11/17 | Kevin Dunn
    Wherever you stand on the issue, it’s impossible to ignore the cultural shift in attitude towards euthanasia and assisted suicide. What was once considered murder under the law is now being accepted as medical ‘treatment’ in many countries. However, even the most ardent promoters of these laws are now saying the ‘genie is out of the bottle’ and are severely questioning where these laws have taken society. We’ve all heard the tragic and much publicized stories of people who died by an assisted death. Tragic indeed. However, this film will focus on stories seldom heard in mainstream media: testimonies from...
  • Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car...

    07/24/2017 3:43:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies ^ | July 24, 2017 | Harry Kemble
    FULL TITLE: Heartbreaking reason man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car before work Patrick Stubblefield is sharing the footage of him climbing into his vehicle to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users A 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy is sharing footage of himself crawling to his car to go to work for a heartbreaking reason. In the footage, Patrick Stubblefield, can be seen climbing into his vehicle after apparently using his arms to clamber down steps outside his home. He is bravely sharing the clip to raise awareness about accessibility for wheelchair users....
  • Caught on Cam: 'Bully' Mocks and Sucker Punches Man With Cerebral Palsy Outside 7-Eleven: Police

    05/23/2017 1:44:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 20 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 5/22/17 | By David Chang
    A man was caught on camera mocking and sucker punching a person with cerebral palsy outside a West Chester 7-Eleven store, according to investigators.
  • Baltimore's 'Peaceful Protestors' Destroyed This Disabled Little Boy's Everything

    05/24/2015 10:04:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies ^ | may 23, 2015 | red dawn
    Although the chaos in Baltimore has seemingly come to an end, the damage is done. Buildings are in shambles, and owners have to rebuild their businesses with nothing left of their livelihood except some garbage and burnt pieces of plastic. There are so many heartbreaking stories of individuals affected by the riots, but this one takes the cake. This mom is trying to figure out what steps to take after the “peaceful protestors” destroyed her severely disabled son’s medical equipment, leaving him with nothing. According to the Washington Post, Laporsha Lawson grabbed her disabled son Khai’Lee Sampson and fled to...
  • Woman Misdiagnosed With Cerebral Palsy Gets Cure After 33 Years

    04/25/2015 10:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Paula Cohen
    Jean Sharon Abbott spent nearly all of her life believing she had an incurable condition that left her feeling "trapped" in her own body -- unaware that many of her symptoms could be easily treated with a pill. The 38-year-old Minnesota mother of three was diagnosed as a child with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that appears early in life and permanently disrupts the brain's ability to control movement and balance. For more than three decades, Abbott says she suffered from debilitating symptoms. "I could barely move my arms or legs to due to the...
  • Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days'

    04/12/2015 10:47:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 11, 2015 | Gardner By Josh Gardner and Mia De Graaf For
    Mother arrested after 'leaving quadriplegic son in the woods for five days' while she visited her boyfriend Nyia Parler, 41, allegedly left her 21-year-old son in woods on Monday and traveled to Maryland where she was taken into custody early Sunday Her son was found under rain-soaked pile of leaves on Friday night and police say he would have died if passers-by hadn't spotted him He was lying on the ground 10 feet from his wheelchair and a Bible A Philadelphia mother accused of abandoning her quadriplegic son in the woods before skipping town to see her boyfriend has been...
  • Police: Woman left quadriplegic son in woods, visited lover

    04/11/2015 5:51:28 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 11 APRIL 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A woman has been accused of leaving her quadriplegic son in the woods in southwest Philadelphia for several days and then going to visit her boyfriend in Maryland. Authorities say the 21-year-old son has cerebral palsy. They say he was found lying in leaves covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and a Bible near Cobbs Creek Park on Friday night. Police describe the son as severely disabled and say he was unable to communicate how he got there. Their investigation indicates he was left there Monday.
  • Nurse 'joked' about throwing a baby with cerebral palsy out of a window

    10/17/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Mirror ^ | 10/17/14 | Agency staff
    nurse joked about throwing a severely ill baby suffering from cerebral palsy out of the window, a hearing was told. Louise Hull admitted losing her temper with the tot when it repeatedly pulled its blood saturation monitor and feeding tube off. During the incident at Southend University Hospital, Essex, on May 27, 2010, she said: ‘If you don’t stop pulling your tubes out and if these bloody alarms keep going off I’m going to have to throw you out the window.’ On another occasion when talking about premature babies, she said: ‘It would be alright if these babies had some...
  • AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

    07/10/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 10:12 AM EDT | Michael R. Blood
    At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation’s largest county. A Voting Rights Act complaint to be filed Thursday with the U.S. Justice Department goes to a politically delicate subject that states have grappled with over the years: Where is the line to disqualify someone from the voting booth because of a cognitive or developmental impairment? The complaint by the Disability and Abuse Project...
  • Britain's littlest shepherd and a bond between boy and sheep that will melt your heart

    12/26/2013 7:45:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 12-26-13 | Frances Hardy
    Boxing Day morning is traditionally a time for long sleeps and leisurely breakfasts. But while most of Britain takes it easy after yesterday’s festivities, little Arthur Jones will be out in the Dorset countryside mending fences. Many winter mornings have seen him out in the fields, hammering tacks into a post, wearing his favourite tweed cap. He also feeds the sheep, rattling a tiny pail containing a handful of pellets. ‘Come on Twinkle!’ he calls to a ewe with a dense white fleece and a calm demeanour, who dutifully trots across to him. So far, so ordinary for a hard-working...
  • Stem Cells Help Md. Boy With Cerebral Palsy To Walk

    11/08/2012 11:55:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies ^ | November 8, 2012 | Adam May
    EASTERN SHORE, Md. (WJZ) — The miracle of stem cells changes the life of a little boy from the Eastern Shore. Adam May has the amazing story of a mother and the choice she made moments after her son was born. Xander McKinley was a beautiful baby–but challenging. The newborn didn’t eat or sleep well, and by two-years-old, he couldn’t walk or even crawl. “Something just wasn’t right,” said Xander’s mother, Jennifer McKinley. Jennifer McKinley got the news every parent fears. Xander had cerebral palsy–a brain condition that slows motor functions. Adam: “Did you ever fear he would never have...
  • Father and son videotaped allegedly bullying disabled girl with cerebral palsy

    10/05/2012 11:17:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/2/2012
    A 10-year-old US girl suffering from cerebral palsy is too afraid to leave her house because her neighbours continually mock her disability. Ohio girl Hope Holcomb has regularly been bullied by her nine-year-old neighbour, but recently the boy's father has also begun teasing the young girl with both being captured on film mocking the limp Hope suffers as a result of her illness. "It started last year we had trouble on the bus, she was miserable she didn't want to ride the bus, cried every morning," Hope's mother Tricia Knight told Fox 8 News. "He treats her like crap, and...
  • Nanomaterials offer hope for cerebral palsy

    04/25/2012 12:50:37 AM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies
    Nature News ^ | 18 April 2012 | Amy Maxmen
    Rabbits with brain injuries hop again after treatment with dendrimers. By tacking drugs onto molecules targeting rogue brain cells, researchers have alleviated symptoms in newborn rabbits that are similar to those of cerebral palsy in children. Cerebral palsy refers to a group of incurable disorders characterized by impairments in movement, posture and sensory abilities. In general, medicines tend to act broadly rather than influence certain sets of cells in the brain. “You don’t expect large molecules to enter the brain, and if they do, you don’t expect them to target specific cells, and immediately act therapeutically — but all of...
  • A Simple Act Elevates All

    12/24/2010 2:43:59 PM PST · by Textide · 6 replies · 3+ views ^ | 12-23-2010 | Yvonne Abraham
    Everybody was waiting for Rudy. On Tuesday night, Patty and Rick Parker were in their cramped kitchen with their 8-year-old son Ben. Dinner was over. Bedtime was near. Ben’s twin brother, Sammy, lay on a cot in the narrow hallway just outside the kitchen. Unable to see or speak or control his limbs, he coughed or let out a little moan every now and then. Rick and Patty took turns feeding Sammy, who has cerebral palsy, through a stomach tube. He cooed when they kissed his face or stroked his cheek, and when they cooed back, he opened his mouth...
  • Couple adopt woman after reading her story in paper (MAJOR tear-jerker)

    08/09/2010 4:43:11 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Times Daily ^ | April 30, 2010 | Michelle Rupe Eubanks
    If Haylee Cain were telling you her life's story, it would begin Thursday. The 21-year-old said she would always remember it as the day she moved out of the nursing home and into the lives of Donna and Judson Emens, of Tuscumbia. "I'm just so excited," she said. "I said I wouldn't cry, but I might." Because she suffers from cerebral palsy and because her grandfather, James Thomas, was no longer able to care for her, Haylee was forced to live in a nursing home. No state agency exists to care for individuals such as Haylee who suffer from physical,...
  • Wishing him well

    08/02/2010 12:33:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 6 replies · 3+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 07/31/10 | Kathy Hanks
    GREAT BEND - Beth Schneweis can see herself dashing after her young son, Christopher, as he runs off the airplane when they return from Germany this fall. Wednesday morning she was laughing out loud as she described the image that plays often in her mind. The sounds of his mother chuckling caused 5-year-old Christopher, strapped into his specially designed tilt chair, to roll his head toward her and smile. The idea of Christopher, who has cerebral palsy, walking off an airplane in a few months, after having additional stem cells injected into his spine at a clinic in Germany, is...
  • An Abortion Gone Oh So Right.

    04/24/2010 9:15:09 PM PDT · by alleyesonCHRIST · 12 replies · 623+ views
    Alleyesonchrist ^ | 4/24/2010 | Charles C. Matthews
    An Abortion Gone Oh So Right. Her medical record reads "born during a saline abortion." Her body has the "gift" (her words not mine) of cerebral palsy. She was born in an abortion clinic and raised as an orphan in a foster home, yet Gianna Jessen isn't going to complain. You are more likely to find Jessen running a marathon than complaining about her cerebral palsy. She just completed a 26.2 mile marathon in 7 hours. For all of us who sometimes think life can be overwhelming, Jessen is a swift dose of reality. For everyone who believes a woman's...
  • Woman charged with stealing from cerebral palsy organization (BINGO)

    09/22/2009 5:15:22 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 8 replies · 361+ views
    WILKES-BARRE – A bookkeeper for an organization that raises money for cerebral palsy victims has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the organization over a 10-year period. Ann Patricia Hudanick, 58, of Matson Avenue, Wilkes-Barre, was arraigned this morning before District Judge William Amesbury on a charge of theft by unlawful taking. She was released on $25,000 unsecured bail. According to an arrest affidavit, Hudanick worked for Creating Unlimited Possibilities, formerly known as United Cerebral Palsy of Luzerne County. She admitted she stole the money to feed an addiction to bingo, which she played at least five times...