Even though an estimated 764,000 Americans are living with CP, there is currently no federal funding to help those affected by the disability. That’s why the Make Lemon Aide Foundation for CP is working to raise funds that used to improve access to the First Step Recovery Model (FSRM), a cutting-edge physical therapy program that is effective at improving motor function and quality of life for those with CP.
Family health insurance plans typically only cover limited yearly therapy visits or therapy provided through in-school systems. These traditional techniques offer limited goals for the child to be successful in everyday life. Trying progressive therapy options can be extremely costly for families to pay out of pocket.