For Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month 2020, CP Teens UK is proud to launch #31Faces - 31 faces, 31 stories, 31 days. In this campaign, each day throughout March 2020 we share the life and the story of a youngster with Cerebral Palsy. By doing so, we aim to show the world how no two people with Cerebral Palsy are the same and iron out common misconceptions that are often made for young people with physical disabilities.

MATHEUS

March 1st

Matheus is 8-years-old and has Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy. He is determined, funny, cheeky & messy! Matheus hates it when people assume he is 'stupid' just because he has a physical disability...

#Face1

JOSH

March 4th

Josh is 11-years-old and has Asymmetric Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy with central hypertonia. Josh loves swimming and supporting his local football team as well as Liverpool FC...

#Face4

Abbie

March 7th

Abbie is 24-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy. Abbie was on Team GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games where she came 4th in the Women's F32 Club Throw...

#Face7

EMMA

March 10th

Emma is 23-years-old and has Spastic Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy, which means both of her legs are affected. As a result, Emma is unable to walk unaided and uses a wheelchair, a rollator and walking sticks to get around...

#Face10

CAT

March 13th

Cat is 23-years-old and has Left Hemiplegia meaning that she has Cerebral Palsy down the left side of her body. Cat is a model and has also recently just graduated from University...

#Face13

WILLIAM

March 16th

William is 17-years-old and has mixed Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. For William, this means that he is a full-time wheelchair user. He has had to have many major operations as a result of his Cerebral Palsy...

#Face16

CHLOE

March 19th

Chloe is 24-years-old and has Spastic Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy which affects her legs meaning that she uses a walker to help her to walk. Chloe has a full-time job, she drives a car, and she has a degree...

#Face19

JAKE

March 22nd

Jake is 21-years-old and has Spastic Cerebral Palsy. As a result, Jake finds certain tasks difficult such as cooking, cutting up food and tying his shoelaces. Jake also struggles in one position for a...

#Face22

DYLAN

March 25th

Dylan is 19-years-old and has Hemiplegia which affects the left side of his body. His weaker foot makes walking and balancing difficult and he wears a splint to help

him...

#Face25

RACHEL

March 28th

Rachel is 15-years-old and has Spastic Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy. Rachel is unable to walk independently and is a full-time wheelchair user. She also has difficulties with fine-motor skills and...

#Face28

KATIE

March 31st

Katie is 14-years-old and has Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy. Katie's legs are affected, as well as the way she walks meaning that she uses sticks and a walker, and also a wheelchair for longer distances...

#Face31

JOSEPH

March 2nd

Joseph is 13-years-old and has Right Sided Hemiplegia meaning that the right side of his body has Cerebral Palsy. He loves football and plays for a CP Football team...

#Face2

CHLOE

March 5th

Chloe is 21-years-old and has mild Spastic Triaplegic Cerebral Palsy, which for Chloe means that she has tight muscles mainly in her legs and left arm. Chloe is passionate about disability equality...

#Face5

LISSY

March 8th

Lissy is 12-years-old and has Spastic Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy. As a result, Lissy cannot stand or walk independently. Lissy likes to dance, which she does on her knees...

#Face8

AOIFE

March 11th

Aoife is 10-years-old and has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. For Aoife this means that she is unable to walk independently and therefore uses sticks and a wheelchair to get around. Aoife would like to see more disabled children on TV and in books...

#Face11

WILLIAM

March 14th

William is 23-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy. He has a right side weakness in his leg as a result of having meningitis when he was 3-years-old and suffered from a thalamic infarct...

#Face14

ABBIE

March 17th

Abbie is 24-years-old and has Hemiplegia. For Abbie this means that she gets bad leg pains, experiences fatigue and she has difficulty with coordination. Abbie has setup her own talent agency...

#Face17

SAM

March 20th

Sam has just turned 13-years-old and has low tone and Dystonic Cerebral Palsy. His Cerebral Palsy affects all 4 of his limbs and his legs become tired easily meaning that he can only walk short distances...

#Face20

LUCA

March 23rd

Luca is 11-years-old and has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. For Luca, this means that he is unable to walk and he has difficulties with his fine motor skills. However, in the words of Luca, "it doesn't effect my sense...

#Face23

BETHANY

March 26th

Bethany is 20-years-old and has Quadrilateral Cerebral Palsy. Bethany uses a wheelchair full-time, she only has full function in her left arm and she also has moderate learning difficulties...

#Face26

ABBIE

March 29th

Abbie is 22-years-old and has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. As a result, Abbie uses a wheelchair to get around although she is able to walk with assistance either from somebody or a walker...

#Face29

MADDY

March 3rd

Maddy is 22-years-old and has Hemiplegia, which affects her right side, her balance and her coordination. She has recently graduated from University and she is a Para Platform Diver...

#Face3

Will

March 6th

Will is 17-years-old and has Hemiplegia as well as ASD. He attends a mainstream school where he is currently in Sixth Form doing his A Levels in German, Geography and Media...

#Face6

JONATHAN

March 9th

Jonathan is 14-years-old and has Choreo-Athetoid Cerebral Palsy. Jonathan wrote a book called 'Eye Can Write' and is also the Founder of the charity 'Teach Us Too'...

#Face9

CAMERON

March 12th

Cameron is 23-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy. It affects both of his legs and the left side of his body. As a result, Cameron uses a wheelchair to get around. Cameron loves his job, going out with his friends, going to the theatre and supporting Aston Villa...

#Face12

GAVIN

March 15th

Gavin is 19-years-old and has Ataxic Cerebral Palsy, which affects his balance, coordination and speech. Gavin uses a walker to support his walking as well as a communication device...

#Face15

HANNAH

March 18th

Hannah is 20-years-old and has Cerebral Palsy. She has learned to adapt many things but does struggle with walking for long periods, hand coordination, and the cold and wet due to pain...

#Face18

GEORGIA

March 21st

Georgia is 20-years-old and has Spastic Diaplegic Cerebral Palsy with Ataxic and Dystonic elements. Georgia's Cerebral Palsy affects all 4 of her limbs, her pelvis, her trunk, her head control & her speech...

#Face21

KATIE

March 24th

Katie is 16-years-old and has whole body Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy. Katie's Cerebral Palsy also affects her speech. The right side of Katie's body is more effected than her left. Katie uses a wheelchair and a walker...

#Face24

TOBY

March 27th

Toby is 14-years-old and has Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. As a result, Toby is a full-time wheelchair user and is non-verbal. He also has epilepsy. Toby often can become frustrated with his dependency on others...

#Face27

RUBY

March 30th

Ruby is 16-years-old and has Spastic Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy, which effects the right side of her body. Ruby has had many operations to try and help her walk better...

#Face30

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