As we move into a world of uncertainty, parents raising a child with cerebral palsy and similar neuromotor disabilities, are facing an uncertain future. Parenting looks very different this week, than it did a month ago. Raising a child with medical challenges is a struggle in itself, let alone a child with complex medical needs accessing limited assistance. The day-to-day caregiving, as we try to keep our children safe, is a never-ending battle. Many of our children are living with complex medical conditions and our role as parents, is now to keep them healthy and thriving. Parents are looking at alternatives for caregivers, protocols and plans, in the event that they are ill.
Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families provides understanding, support, and resources to families raising a child with a physical disability. As we continue to see the stress in the families who we support, we are here to assist them. We get numerous referrals from Alberta Children’s Hospital Neuromotor Clinic and Alberta Health services to offer additional support for individuals. We also support a large population of New Canadians, who are also facing unsurmountable challenges.
We’ve been forced to cancel events and significant fundraisers will not occur, as well. Many of our donors are facing hard times, however, we still need to continue to provide services. Our programs and services are crucial, as we are supporting the most vulnerable – our children. Cerebral Palsy Kids & Families programs include family and mental health support, resources for new Canadians raising a child with a neuromotor disability, equipment loan program and crisis funding. We are in need of operational dollars to support our adapted bike program, baby group and summer camps when we are able to regroup. All of the funds received will go to supporting kids and their families living with cerebral palsy or a similar neuromotor disability with unexpected costs, medical equipment, counselling and mental health support.
Please help us to ensure that we continue our vital programs. We are truly grateful for your support. Thank you for helping us to Light up a Child’s Life.