Around the world, there are 17 million individuals living with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects a person’s ability to move and to maintain posture and balance. It is a disability that starts at the beginning of life, and continues for a lifetime. There is no cure.
Today is World Cerebral Palsy Day, a day for us to all come together to shape the future and improve the lives of individuals with cerebral palsy, and their families.
Here’s how it works:
- Imagine it – Think of a challenge that affects you or someone you know with cerebral palsy – something that needs inventing, adapting or changing.
- Submit it – Create a 60 second video or short written description of your idea and submit it to the World CP Day website at www.worldcpday.org.
- Vote for it – Take a minute to check out the ideas submitted by others around the world online. Vote for those ideas that you would like to see become a reality. The most popular ideas will be presented to designers, innovators, engineers and investors.
- Spread the Word – tell your friends and family about the World CP Day Initiative.
Last year the winning idea was a solar powered wheelchair. What will it be this year?