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Friday, March 25, 2016
Cerebral palsy awareness month
March is cerebral palsy awareness month, and today, march 25 is national cerebral palsy awareness day. My son Louie, who is 3, is my precious cerebral palsy warrior. I will start by answering some common questions. What is cerebral palsy? Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders caused by damage to the brain that affects different motor functions resulting in physical disabilities. This damage can be before or during birth, or even in the first years of life. Louie's cerebral palsy is due to bacterial meningitis at 2 months old. What are symptoms of CP? There are different symptoms of cerebral palsy that can range in severity. A few common symptoms are: . difficulty holding head up . rigid or twisting limbs and body . loose or flacid limbs and body . missing developmental milestones Many people with cerebral palsy will experience other issues like seizures, vision or hearing problems, speech problems, and learning difficulties. Types of Cerebral Palsy: There are different types of CP... •Spastic: The most common type of CP that affects about 80% of people with CP. Depending on what parts of the body are affected, spastic CP can be described differently. •Spastic Diplegia/Diparesis: This is when there is an abnormality of or increase in muscle tone in which one or more extremities (more often the legs than the arms) is held in a rigid or tight posture. People with this form of CP can have trouble walking without support as the tightness causes their legs to stiffen, turn inward, and even cross at the knees (known as scissoring). •Spastic Hemiplegia/Hemiparesis: This type affects only one side of body and is more prevalent in the arms than the legs. •Spastic Quadriplegia/Quadriparesis: The most severe form of spastic CP which affect all four limbs as well as the other parts of the body. •Dyskinetic: This includes athetoid CP, choreoathetoid CP, and dystonic CP. It is most often associated with abnormal, uncontrollable, writhing movements of the arms and/or leg. People with these forms of CP may experience a variance in muscle tone and from too tight and rigid to too loose and floppy. •Ataxic: This type of CP is characterized by poor balance when they try to walk unsupported or with quick movements like writing or reaching for small objects.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
wax museum pigeon forge Tennessee
Enormous fun awaits you below the Great Ape of Pigeon Forge! But the 40,000-pound primate isn't the only star you'll see at the world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum. In fact, you can pose with the biggest stars, while learning about their pets, pet peeves, and accomplishments. Movie buffs, pop culture lovers, and everyone who wants to step into the spotlight with the stars will enjoy the fun, entertainment, creativity and artistry. Plus, with the All Access Pass, you get to take a ride up into the mouth of Great Ape and see the spectacular Smoky Mountains from the VIP Observation Deck (weather permitting). Are you The Chosen One? In Hannah's Maze of Mirrors, find your way through the mirrored corridors hidden inside the Castle of Savannah to save Princess Hannah from the curse of Ugly Hetty. You'll have to make your way through 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways and several sections where you see infinite reflections in every direction. Join the battle against evil at Castle of Chaos, the world's first 5D haunted attraction. Your mission: help the Paranormal Professor find out what supernatural activity is lurking inside. Soon you'll find yourself in an all-out shooting adventure where the highest scorers appear on the screen. Finally, in Outbreak - Dread the Undead, you must stop a worldwide viral outbreak! Chemacorp might mean well with Alpha Strain, but the gene-altering substance turns humans into zombies. The challenge? Rid the world of Alpha Strain and prevent a total zombie apocalypse! My Readers receive $2 OFF ALL ACCESS PASS - http://smokymountainskids.com/coupon.php?regionid=1131&bid=11227&lid=14352&dealid=1362 Please visit http://hollywoodwaxentertainment.com/ for more information.
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