Getting the word out about cerebral palsy
On Saturday, March 18, friends, family and numerous volunteers gathered for the Third Annual Go Green for Cerebral palsy Glow Fun Run/Walk or Roll on the Cherokee County High School Track.
Grayson Sheri Salter Huffman is the inspiration and driving force behind the annual event to raise funds for Cerebral palsy Awareness. And over the past year she has continued to get the word out about the event.
Grayson is a resident of Centre and was born three months premature and suffered from hydrocephalus and two level three brain bleeds – however through the support of family and friends tremendous progress has been made to improve her condition – cerebral palsy does not get worse but rather can be improved based on the amount of therapy that is done to the muscles and body.
The day before the event a St. Pat- rick’s Day Lularoe Open House was held.
“We would like to thank everyone for purchasing items and supporting CP Awareness,” said Sheri, Grayson’s mother. “We appreciate each and everyone of you. And a big thank you to Cindy, Elizabeth and Jade for hosting this event! You are the best!”
“Thank you to everyone that has contributed to Grayson’s CP walk,” said Sheri. “Here is one of the great items purchased for our community. It’s a handicap accessible picnic table (which has been placed on the Cherokee County High School campus). The weather was finally good enough to eat outside that day. The kiddos argued about who was sitting outside. We made a deal. Boys get it tomorrow. Thank you all for your support.”
Last year’s event was able to fund a new curriculum for special needs students at Centre Middle School.
“My students need this book so that we can discuss how other people see us,” said Amanda McDaniel, special needs teacher. “I want them to understand that it is not how you look it’s really about who you are.”
March is CP Awareness Month.
Did you know the symptoms can vary on a daily basis?
According to information provided by CP Walk organizers, with cerebral palsy, the muscles can change how they react for many reasons. The muscles can loosen or tighten depending on the weather or even the mood of the patient.
For more information on cerebral palsy call 256-996-4370.
A LATE WINTER PICNIC. Grayson Huffman and friends enjoy having their lunch outside on the new handicapped accessible table on the Cherokee County High School campus. The table was purchased with funds raised through the 2017 Cerebral Palsy Fun Run/Walk.