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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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