Friday, March 20, 2009

Hope Matters


March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that a month ago I knew next to nothing about CP. But then I "met" Keri through her blog, Life of Logan. Keri is mom to Levi and his older brother Logan, a boy who has cerebral palsy, but cerebral palsy does not have him.

Did you know:
  • Cerebral palsy is one of the most common developmental disabilities in the US, affecting at least 800,000 children, adolescents and adults in America.
  • The average prevalence of cerebral palsy is about 1 in 278 children. This first report of the prevalence and characteristics of CP, the most common cause of motor disability in childhood, are from Georgia, Alabama and Wisconsin. Can you even begin to imagine the numbers if there was a national surveillance?
  • There is currently no cure for cerebral palsy and in most cases, it is not preventable. In over 50 years, treatments for CP have not progressed much at all.

To show support of CP awareness and those with CP, like Keri's son Logan, my Logan, Jack and I donned green shirts today.
The boys were happy to wear green but not to sit for a photo.

If you'd like to be inspired, visit Logan and Keri.



  1. Carey, I love Keri, Logan and all their family and visit often. They are always in our prayers. Thanks for being so dedicated to helping them. It says so much about you. Im so honored that you are my friend.

    I have a post to go up anyday now where there will be a button that anyone that would like to pray with us when i post a prayer request can do so. They can display the button on their blog to let others know that they are Prayer Soldiers. Will you pray with me? Keep an eye out on my blog it will be up soon. I will also be looking for many people to share their stories so that all the prayer soldiers can pray for them too. Logan would be a good one to have.

    Love and Prayers,


  2. Thanks for that tidbit of information, Carey!!

    I will go check out their blog!!!

    HUGS, my friend!

  3. We too wore green on Friday in honor of Logan. Great picture of you all and I knew nothing really about it either before meeting Keri.

  4. Thanks for spreading awareness for CP. I used to work in a children's hospital and would see children with this so often. It's hard work for parents especially when the children are older and heavier to lift and move around. I will check out her site,too! You all look good in green! That is my favorite color!

  5. That is so cool of you!! Awesome that you're sharing that information with everyone. I found "Logan's blog" a few weeks ago and instantly became a follower. I love following along with them. He's an amazing little boy!

  6. Thanks for sharing. I follow Keri's other blog but I'll go check out "Logan's blog".

  7. You are so cool to do this! I adore Keri and Logan. She's an amazing mama isnt' she?

  8. How wonderful of you!! Going over now to meet them!

  9. Goodness gracious, your picture made me smile from ear to ear! You and your boys are absolutely gorgeous! Such a fun picture.

    Now, how do I even begin to thank you? Honestly, I don't think I can ever thank you enough for your help spreading CP awareness. It means the world to me! I just hope you know how much I appreciate you! Big hugs to you and your kiddos.

  10. A Dr Nel in South Africa has successfully treated over 500 patients with brain damage of all kinds with zolpidem (aka Ambien in the US) and some of his patients have been CP patients who had the injury many years before, so there is some hope!

    May I suggest that you check it out at the website of the book that tells the story of this amazing discovery? It can be found at:


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