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  • Cerebral Ataxia: Jay’s Story

    Thu, May 31, 2018 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Jay, a handsome little boy with large problems but so much potential My name is Jay. I read the story about Zac and his fight with Cerebellar Ataxia in The Institutes newsletter. I have the same neurological disorder as Zac. I just wanted to say that I went through the same program as Zac from 1964-1967. The story about Zac is a heart-warming story that hit “home” with me. I hope and pray that The Institutes keep helping these children who have Cerebellar Ataxia.

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  • Dx: Agenesis of Corpus Callosum Mosaic Trisomy 8, Cerebral Palsy

    Thu, Dec 28, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Little Diego’s family chooses to rewrite his story Diego was delivered by C-section. He hardly cried at birth and was cyanotic and had seizures. He was given oxygen for first 12 days of life. Since he could not breastfeed, he had to be tube fed. “When Diego was born, the doctors told us right away that he had a disability. The minute I found that my son wasn’t like a normal kid I couldn’t believe it, I got desperate and really depressed, I wanted to die.

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  • Cerebral Ataxia: Zac’s Story of Hope and Hard Work

    Fri, Nov 17, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Zac today – handsome, smart and determined Zac, a little boy with a lot of challenges What do parents expect after attending the “What To Do About Your Brain-Injured” course? A program to help their brain-injured child? Mutual support from other parents? Guidance from staff members of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential? Knowledge and deep understanding of how the brain works? Yes, all the above. However, many parents report the most important thing they take home from the course is hope or a strong renewal of the hope they were in danger of losing.

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  • Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay and Epilepsy: Dennis defies all those Labels

    Wed, Mar 29, 2017 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Dennis’s parents realized he first had a problem when he was 6 months old. He was not able to hold up his head on his own, and was not gaining weight. At 11 months of age he started having grand mal seizures. Then multiple anticonvulsant medications were prescribed for him. Looking for ways to help him, his parents consulted various doctors and therapists. He was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy, severe developmental delay and epilepsy.

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  • Is Cerebral Palsy Incurable?

    Thu, Feb 16, 2017 | Reading Time: 8 Minute Read
    Ivan says “Anything you can’t do is really only something you can’t do yet” Ivan was born after an induced labor, in which forceps were used to speed his delivery. His umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck. He was jaundiced, and doctors found cephalohematomas on both sides of his head. At first, Ivan seemed to be fine, and he was sent home. He was a very quiet baby – he almost never cried and spent most of the day sleeping.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: A Story of Hope and Love in Malaysia

    Mon, Jul 11, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Treatment - Options For Parents **One little girl proves that brothers and sisters are a powerful force to help save the lives of brain-injured children and help with cerebral palsy treatment. ** Parents of brain-injured children are often asked whether they have enough time for their well children. There is an almost universal assumption when a family makes the decision to give their hurt child a fighting chance to be well that the well children in the family will automatically suffer neglect.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: Injury to the midbrain can be treated

    Thu, Jun 9, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Symptoms & What You Can Do Melvin’s Success Story Gives Hope for Children with Brain Injury After Melvin’s birth, he appeared to develop well and his parents thought that everything was fine. However, when he was five months old he caught the flu and became severely ill. He vomited a great deal and lost nearly one kilogram of weight. He then became ill with tonsillitis. For the next two months he was severely ill and slept most of the time.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: Super Carla makes a super effort–and triumphs.

    Wed, Feb 17, 2016 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    After Carla was born, her parents could only hold her in their arms for a few moments before she was rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit. She was born 10 weeks prematurely and needed full medical support to survive. She spent two very difficult and trying months in the hospital, where parents could only view her through a window. The first eight weeks of life: Baby Carla in intensive care on her belly, which is the best position for the brain-injured child.

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  • Cerebral Palsy: Twin boys are stricken

    Wed, Jan 6, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Causes Many Challenges to Overcome Matvey and Timofey crawl, creep and walk their way to wellness. The boys love reading homemade books together. Matvey and Timofey are twin brothers. They were born two months premature and both weighed less than 2 kilos. Immediately after they were born, they were placed in incubators, monitored and tube fed for two weeks. Doctors told their parents that both boys had suffered severe hypoxia during delivery.

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  • Diagnosis: Cerebral Palsy – Blanca’s Pathway to Wellness

    Wed, Aug 12, 2015 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    Palsy — Blanca’s Story An MRI done on her first day of life showed massive brain edema and palsy When Blanca was born, her umbilical cord was wrapped twice around her neck, causing asphyxia. She needed to have oxygen administered immediately. She began having seizures shorty after birth, and was given two different anticonvulsant medications. An MRI done on her first day of life showed a massive brain edema. She was kept in the hospital for 12 days.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Caleb 4/9/2015

    Thu, Apr 9, 2015 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy: Don’t tell Caleb he can’t get better – he won’t believe you. Caleb and his mom. When Caleb’s parents were told that their son had Cerebral Palsy, doctors told them that his prognosis was poor and his future looked bleak. His mother, who works in the health care industry, was stunned by the diagnosis and the prognosis she had been given. Despite being given such tragic news, his parents refused to accept that Caleb could not improve and progress, and they made plans to attend the _What To Do About Your Brain- Injured Child_ course.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Kira

    Thu, Jan 8, 2015 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Her parents report she understands at a level higher than other children her age. Kira was born 30 days premature and was delivered via emergency C-section, as the doctors saw there was fetal distress. They had to deliver her as soon as possible. Upon delivery, Kira was cyanotic and could not breathe well and she was put on a ventilator and given medications. She was also tube fed. While in the hospital, she had a severe upper respiratory infection that lasted 2 months.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Aaron 11/5/2014

    Wed, Nov 5, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Success Story Aaron was delivered prematurely by emergency cesarean section. He was not breathing and needed the help of a respirator to survive his first day. He weighed less than four pounds. At four months of age, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Before his first birthday, Aaron had his first seizure and was started on anti-convulsant medication. Before his second birthday, Aaron had already been hospitalized for pneumonia twice, and a tube was inserted for his feeding.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Benedetta 3/14/2014

    Fri, Mar 14, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Benedetta was born 3 months prematurely after a long and difficult labor. At birth, Benedetta had respiratory distress and was administered oxygen immediately. She was kept in the Intensive Care Unit to be monitored and tube fed. She spent the first 3 months of her life in the hospital. When Benedetta was 10 months old, doctors saw that she was not developing like other children. She could not crawl or creep.

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  • Brain-Injured Kids and Labels part 2

    Thu, Mar 6, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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  • Brain-Injured Kids and Labels part 1

    Fri, Feb 28, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Everyone knows someone who has a child with a problem. Parents who have a child with a learning problem are desperate for information. When a parent of a child with a learning problem contacts The Institutes, the questions he or she asks are usually the same ones that are asked over and over again. We have chosen some of the most common questions and their answers in the hope that the parents of theses children can learn more about the brain and the most effective means of treating the brain.

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  • Childrens Cerebral Palsy

    Wed, Jan 1, 2014 | Reading Time: 3 Minute Read
    Parents from around the world have helped their children with cerebral palsy move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have been able to improve function and, in some cases, perform at peer level or above. The most common term used to describe children with mobility problems is “cerebral palsy.” “Cerebral palsy” is a symptomatic diagnosis. The children who are labeled as having cerebral palsy are primarily injured in the subcortical areas of the brain.

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