United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) recently spoke with Aaron D’Errico, a young man full of ideas to change the world for people with disabilities. Some of his ideas came together in the form of a comic book superhero named “Ammon” – a semi-autobiographical representation of himself. D’Errico is the son of pro soccer player David D’Errico and has cerebral palsy. When he was just 11 years old he won the OMSI “Science of Superheroes” drawing contest and has been working to bring Ammon to life as a narrated motion comic to encourage reading among young people. Click HERE to learn more in UCP’s Voices of UCP blog!
Boy Uses Lemonade Stand to Support Best Friend with Cerebral Palsy
Have you heard about seven-year-old Quinn Callander, who built a lemonade stand to raise money for his best friend, Brayden Grozdanich? After learning that Grozdanich, who has cerebral palsy, needed surgery, Callander immediately told his parents that he wanted to help raise money to help his friend. Ultimately, Callander helped raise more than $55,000– click HERE for the full story!
UCP’s Full Spectrum, August 2014 Issue
Check out news, updates, blog posts and more in our latest edition of Full Spectrum! Read about being a parent with a disability, public policy updates, UCP of Mobile, AL’s Camp SMILE, Steptember and more by clicking HERE!