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cerebral palsy

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Definition a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
  • Premature, low birth weight babies have an increased risk of cerebral palsy.
  • We didn't have polio, and we don't have cerebral palsy.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Elsie Lacks ... cause of death (a) respiratory failure (b) epilepsy (c) cerebral palsy....
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • My sister has cerebral palsy.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • Chris was the first person I had known who had cerebral palsy.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Mr. Bykovski's daughter, Esther, had been in my class until she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and had to go away to a special school.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • She has cerebral palsy, Mrs. Brooks.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • That first assignment had been a minor one, to submit a magazine ad campaign for United Cerebral Palsy.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • He'd gone to Notre Dame and married his girlfriend, who'd gone to Saint Mary's down the road, and now they had four children of their own, three girls and finally a boy, though that boy had been born with cerebral palsy.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • It was a myth you couldn't function on opiates: shooting up was one thing but for someone like me —jumping at pigeons beating from the sidewalk, afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder practically to the point of spasticity and cerebral palsy—pills were the key to being not only competent, but high-functioning.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • 'One outstanding member of the Spaulding team is Melody Brooks, an eleven-year-old who has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • As you all know, I have a son, Gunner, who was born with CP, cerebral palsy.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • To those who are genuinely concerned, I push a button to say, "I have spastic bilateral quadriplegia, also known as cerebral palsy.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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