We encourage you to attend the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC's Annual fundraising Gala and celebrate the successes of educational bursary recipients and help raise funds to support future students. The Cerebral Palsy Association of BC is shining a spotlight on Mohini Tahker, an inspirational young woman with a love of film and creative writing. To read more about Mohini's journey, click here:
On a rainy spring day in 2013, I was sitting in my office, contemplating a particularly moving conversation I had just had with a parent of a child living with cerebral palsy. As a parent of young children myself, this conversation left me feeling both humbled and inspired by the resilience and determination of this parent who was navigating a difficult road for her child. Every day she rose and fought for what she knew her child needed and deserved. What struck me most was that she fought this battle primarily alone, with little support and few who understood her world or the unique challenges faced by her child. This story was by no means unique - I have sat in the living rooms of countless families of children living with cerebral palsy and heard their accounts of tireless uphill battles with no or little support from the community.