Acknowledging the Achievements of People with Cerebral Palsy

Though cerebral palsy is usually a debilitating condition, there are many people who have gone to accomplish great things in an equally wide variety of fields and endeavors.

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Back in 1963, Marie Killilea wrote a book about her daughter, Karen.  This book did much to let the world know that children with cerebral palsy are not deranged monsters or subjects worthy of a circus freak show.  The author was a fierce advocate for her child, at a time when advocacy was more the exception than the rule.

Another work that has done a great deal to spread awareness and appreciation of cerebral palsy is King Gimp, an Academy Award-winning documentary on the noted and very talented artist with cerebral palsy, Dan Keplinger.

We salute all these remarkable people on September 4, World Cerebral Palsy Day.

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