Famous People with Cerebral Palsy

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Ian C. Langtree - Content Writer/Editor for Disabled World
Published: 2017/11/10 - Updated: 2023/05/05
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: A list of well known and famous persons both living and deceased who have or had Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary among people. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. The incidence of cerebral palsy is about 2 per 1000 live births. The incidence is higher in males than in females.

Introduction

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood. Signs and symptoms vary among people. Often, symptoms include poor coordination, stiff muscles, weak muscles, and tremors. There may be problems with sensation, vision, hearing, swallowing, and speaking.

Main Digest

Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormal development or damage to the parts of the brain that control movement, balance, and posture. Most often the problems occur during pregnancy; however, they may also occur during childbirth, or shortly after birth.

The incidence of cerebral palsy is about 2 per 1000 live births. The incidence is higher in males than in females.

All types of CP are characterised by abnormal muscle tone, posture (i.e. slouching over while sitting), reflexes, or motor development and coordination. There can be joint and bone deformities and contractures (permanently fixed, tight muscles and joints). The classical symptoms are spasticity, spasms, other involuntary movements (e.g. facial gestures), unsteady gait, problems with balance, and/or soft tissue findings consisting largely of decreased muscle mass.

Babies born with severe CP often have an irregular posture; their bodies may be either very floppy or very stiff. Birth defects, such as spinal curvature, a small jawbone, or a small head sometimes occur along with CP. Symptoms may appear, change, or become more severe as a child gets older. Some babies born with CP do not show obvious signs right away.

There is currently no known cure for CP. Medical intervention is limited to the treatment and prevention of complications possible from CP's consequences.

Famous People Who Have or Had Cerebral Palsy

  • Aaron Kaufman (politician)
  • Aaron Rose Philip
  • Abbey Curran
  • Adam Ballou
  • Alette Coble-Temple
  • Alina Rosenberg
  • Amanda Leduc
  • Andrew Bremer
  • Andy Lapthorne
  • Anne McDonald
  • April Dunn
  • Arnold Black
  • Arnoldas Lukošius
  • Arthur Honeyman
  • Bailey Matthews
  • Barbara Andrews (Lutheran pastor)
  • Baruch Kimmerling
  • Bill Porter (salesman)
  • Brianna Salinaro
  • Bruce Perens
  • Bryce Boarman
  • Cai Huichao
  • Cara Readle
  • Casper Stevenson
  • Christopher Nolan (author)
  • Christy Brown
  • Clare Milne
  • Claudius
  • Cola Boyy
  • Cristina Gonçalves
  • Dan Bentley
  • Dan Keplinger
  • Daphne Frias
  • David Ring
  • David Smith (boccia)
  • Dolors Vázquez Aznar
  • Eiko Kimura
  • Eli Clare
  • Emik Avakian
  • Eric Gores
  • Eric S. Raymond
  • Francesca Martinez
  • Gabriel Shelly
  • Gabriela Brimmer
  • Georgina Hermitage
  • Geri Jewell
  • Gianna Jessen
  • Grace Stratton
  • Greg Walloch
  • Gregory Iron
  • Haider Ali (athlete)
  • Hale Zukas
  • Harilyn Rousso
  • Imani Barbarin
  • Isabella Lombardo
  • Ivan Cameron
  • Jack Carroll (comedian)
  • James Richmond (Paralympic footballer)
  • Jan Filip Libicki
  • Jared O'Mara
  • Jason Benetti
  • Jay Chhaniyara
  • Jeeja Ghosh
  • Jeong Ho-won
  • Jerron Herman
  • Jesper Odelberg
  • Jetta Klijnsma
  • Jhamak Ghimire
  • Jo Pitt
  • Joey Deacon
  • Jonathan Wentz
  • Josh Blue
  • Justin Gallegos
  • Karen Killilea
  • Kathleen Morris
  • Katrina Webb
  • Keah Brown
  • Keith Johnson (soccer)
  • Kelly Vincent
  • Laurence Clark (comedian)
  • Laurentia Tan
  • Lee Jae-woong (sledge hockey)
  • Lee Ju-seung
  • Lee Ridley (comedian)
  • Lex Banning
  • Lucille Werner
  • Lucy Jones (artist)
  • Lyn Coleman
  • Lyudmyla Pavlenko
  • Malini Chib
  • Marta Russell
  • Martin Dougan
  • Martin Sinclair (footballer)
  • Mason Abbiate
  • Maysoon Zayid
  • McCaughey septuplets
  • Meng Guofen
  • Micah Fowler
  • Micah Kellner
  • Moses Farrow
  • Nicolas Hamilton
  • Nujeen Mustafa
  • Paul Henshall
  • Paul Maynard
  • Pornchok Larpyen
  • RJ Mitte
  • Rick Hoyt
  • Robert Halfon
  • Robyn Lambird
  • Rosie Jones (comedian)
  • Rubén Gallego
  • Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer
  • Ryan O'Connell
  • Sam Kooiker
  • Sarah Jama
  • Sascha Kindred
  • Simon James Stevens
  • Simone Ciulli
  • Spencer Cotie
  • Spring Day (comedian)
  • Steady Eddy
  • Steven L. Sles
  • Storme Toolis
  • Terry Biggs
  • Terry Dicks
  • Thomas David Morrison
  • Théo Gmür
  • Tim Renkow
  • Timothy Hardwick
  • Tracy Latimer
  • Watcharaphon Vongsa
  • Witsanu Huadpradit
  • Worawut Saengampa
  • Yu Xiuhua
  • Zach Anner

NOTE: If you notice any inaccuracies in this list, please reach out to us so we can correct it. Additionally, if you believe someone should be added to this list, please provide us with their name and any information to verify their disability. We value your help, and you can contact us here.

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