Cerebral Palsy

Diabetes Drug Could Rebuild Brains

Sean Mallen | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Impact
Sean Mallen

For half a century, a drug called metformin has been making life better for people suffering from Type II diabetes. Now, Canadian researchers are finding that it could also offer remarkable benefits for something completely different. There is evidence that metformin can help an injured brain repair itself.

Toronto Mom Found Guilty Of Murder In Death Of Disabled Daughter

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada

Cindy Ali, 45, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years.

Boy's Mom Royally Ticked Off By This Scene

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 12.19.2015 | Canada Parents

"This should not have happened… ever! To him or any other student.”

Gene Simmons Taught Me The Value Of A Good Handshake

Marco Pasqua | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

No matter how successful we are in life, when you take away all the awards, recognition, money, or even fame, what makes us equals is that first five seconds you get when shaking someone's hand. So, the next time you go to extend your hand to someone else's, make it count.

Joshua Ostroff

I, Robot Leg: Walking People With Disabilities Into A New Age

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Impact

"This is the time when those devices that were fiction are now becoming real."

Vancouver 3D Billboard Showing One Child's Reality May Shock You

The Huffington Post B.C. | Ty Clark | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada British Columbia

A child with cerebral palsy, for examples, needs hundreds of pieces of equipment not covered by health care programs.

Lemonade Stand Helps Smash $20,000 Goal For Boy's Surgery

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The sweet friendship between two seven-year-old boys in British Columbia — and one's simple wish for the other — has led to an outpouring of donat...

7-Year-Old Raises Money For Best Friend's Surgery

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

As far as best friends go, you couldn't ask for a better buddy than 7-year-old Quinn Callander. Quinn has been trying to raise $20,000 so his pal, ...

The Right Support For Children With Developmental Disabilities

Mitchell Parker | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada
Mitchell Parker

There are simply not enough hours in the day for parents of children with developmental challenges to manage the complicated care needs of their sons and daughters. There are a number of ways in which "the system" can work well to support better outcomes for families dealing with developmental challenges.

How Having A Child With Cerebral Palsy Makes Our Family Stronger

masalamommas | Posted 01.30.2014 | Canada Living

I've shared that my three-year old daughter, Syona, has cerebral palsy. Though many people would assume the added stress that comes from having a child with a neurological condition has a negative impact on our family relationships, we've found the opposite to be true. Here's how.

Happy In Her Own Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Investigative Workshop, University of King’s College | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada

Penny Kitchen sits in her motorized wheelchair in the middle of the living room with her small dog, Peppy, curled up on her lap. One of her support wo...

Teaching Children About the "Ability" in Disability

Lindsey Athias | Posted 08.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Lindsey Athias

In order to embrace the ways in which others are different we have to realize the ways in which we are also the same. When it comes to teaching our children about kids with disabilities, the notions of "connectedness" and "sameness" are essential and something we must foster as a society.

Tis the Season to Give. Here's Why! #WhatWouldYouGive

Amber Rehman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Amber Rehman

In late November TELUS asked their Facebook friends a simple question; if you could give anything to anyone, what would you give? To give is one thing, but to involve the average person and allow them to be part of the sharing is a beautiful thing.

WATCH: Adorable Christmas Tune Written By Paralyzed Boy

2 For Couples | Sarah Laing | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Impact

Get ready for some holiday monkey business — because you will be seriously jingle-bell-rocking along to the adorable "Christmas Gibbons." We're ...

The Love of a Mother Can Move Mountains: My Interview With Dana Florence (VIDEO)

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg When Dana Florence gave birth to triplets on January 1, 2008, life changed -- dramatically. The triplets were born 15 weeks premature and the fight for their lives began, enduring many procedures and surgeries to keep them alive.