Green is the color of life; associated with growth, the environment, and of course, St. Patrick’s Day. You may, however, be surprised to learn that wearing green in March is also associated with supporting Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.
Cerebral palsy is a permanent condition caused by brain damage—often resulting from a lack of oxygen and blood flow to a baby’s brain during labor and delivery (also known as HIE—hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy). Each year, approximately 10,000 babies are diagnosed with the condition and another 1,500 pre-school-aged children are diagnosed. Cerebral palsy affects movement, balance and posture, and in severe cases, vision, speech, and other functions. Although injury to the brain is permanent, the condition is non-progressive and can sometimes be improved with therapy.
This month, wear green to support those living with cerebral palsy. And if your child is affected by cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury, please call our lawyers to discuss your situation at (877) 262-9767.
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