Did you know that there is currently no federal funding for cerebral palsy (CP) research? Yet there are 17 million people worldwide living with this disease - over 800,000 in the United States alone.
We plan to be courageous and support stem cell research for CP because we feel it is the most effective use of research funds, and will lead to a better quality of life for those living with CP.
What is stem cell research?
Stem cells are cells that have the capability to replicate themselves through cell division, yet do not have a specific purpose in the body. This makes them suitable for a variety of research purposes. Be courageous and learn more about stem cells from the National Institutes of Health.
How can stem cells help fight CP?
CP is caused by a brain injury or malformation, either while a child is in the womb, or shortly after birth. Stem cells may have the potential to limit the damage, or possibly even repair or replace damaged cells.
We won't stop until everyone with CP is helped - and you shouldn't either.