Cerebral palsy is a devastating disease that most often occurs during childbirth, but can also occur during pregnancy and the first three years of a child’s life. Due to a number of reasons, the brain does not receive adequate oxygen, and the parts of the brain, which monitor motor control, are damaged.
In 1995 Randi Gabbert was born three months premature, weighing under 2 pounds, and measuring only 12 inches long. Her doctors weren’t sure she would survive, and kept her in the hospital for 3 months.
A diagnosis of CP
At the age of one, doctors informed Randi’s parents that Randi had cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that is common in… more »