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Brittany Kessy

I am the proud mother of a loving toddler named Tanner with cerebral palsy. We believe his CP was caused by difficulties surrounding his birth and were immediately connected with state intervention services to facilitate his development. Tanner was diagnosed with hypotonic CP at about 20 months old. Six months later, he was also diagnosed…


Adults with Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy Bone and Muscle Health If left untreated, issues relating to musculoskeletal health can significantly impact quality of life. There is a growing body of research showing that bone formation in individuals with cerebral palsy is less than people without cerebral palsy.[1] [2][3][4][5][6] Because of these differences, people with cerebral palsy are at an…


Jeffrey Leonard, MD

Jeffrey Leonard, M.D. is Chief of Neurosurgery at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Professor of Neurosurgery at the Ohio State College of Medicine. He did his training in Neurosurgery at Washington University. He also completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery there in 2003 before joining the faculty where he spent the next 11 years. During that…


St. Louis Children’s Hospital Joins Our Network

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network is happy to announce that St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis have joined our network. Toni Pearson, MD, Medical Director of the Cerebral Palsy Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and her colleague Bhooma Aravamuthan, MD, DPhil, will lead both institutions in the participation in network…


CP Stories: Heather Hancock Defies the Odds

How Heather Went from Survival to Pioneer for Change When Heather Hancock was born more than three months prematurely – at 25 weeks gestation – doctors warned she would struggle to survive the first 24 hours of life. But Heather defied the odds. After three months in an incubator, the tiny baby was well enough…