Seasons Greetings – Cerebral Palsy Alliance

The team at Dye & Co. Pty Ltd would like to wish everyone a very safe and Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2023.

Our Christmas donation this year has been made to Cerebral Palsy Alliance who are impacting this disability through, intervention, research and support including familial support.

Anyone wishing to support this marvellous organisation can donate here.

Our offices will close during the holiday season from 11:00am on Wednesday 21 December 2022 until 9:00am on Monday 9 January 2023.

We will continue to monitor our emails, and should you have any urgent queries during this period we would encourage you to send an email to our directors;

nicholas@dyeco.com.au or shane@dyeco.com.au or your Dye & Co. contact.

 

A little more about cerebral palsy:

One in 700 Australian babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each and every year. It is the most common physical disability in childhood.

Of those diagnosed with cerebral palsy, 1 in 2 are in chronic pain and 1 in 2 has an intellectual impairment. Frightful numbers for those one in 700 each year.

Cerebral (of the brain) palsy (lack of muscle control) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture.  It often shows up as either floppy or stiff muscles, or involuntary muscle movements.

The injury can happen before, during or after birth and does not get worse over time.  In 13 of 14 cases of cerebral palsy in Australia, the brain injury leading to cerebral palsy occurs in the uterus or within 1 month of birth. The cause is often unknown.

Cerebral palsy can affect movement, coordination, muscle tone and posture. It can also be associated with impaired vision, hearing, speech, eating and learning.

Cerebral palsy is measured on a scale of 1-5, with one being the mildest form and 5 being the most severe.  Life expectancy is normal or near normal in mild cerebral palsy, but the effects of cerebral palsy can cause stress to the body and premature ageing.

The damage to the brain is permanent. There is no cure. Meaning that cerebral palsy is a lifelong disability. Meaning the vital research, interventions and support funded by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance is also lifelong.