What is cerebral palsy?
There are 17 million people across the world living with cerebral palsy (CP). Another 350 million people are closely connected to a child or adult with CP. It is the most common physical disability in childhood.
CP is a permanent disability that affects movement. Its impact can range from a weakness in one hand, to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement.
It is a complex disability: 1 in 4 children with CP cannot talk, 1 in 3 cannot walk, 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability, 1 in 4 have epilepsy.*
CP is a lifelong disability and there is no known cure.
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So, what does this have to do with hydranencephaly?
Children who are given a diagnosis of ANY neurological condition which affects the way the muscles work are under the "umbrella" diagnosis of CP... thus, those with hydranencephaly also have cerebral palsy.