What causes cerebral palsy?

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The most common cause is that the brain is damaged secondary to prematurity. About 40 per cent of children with cerebral palsy are premature.

This usually affects the cortex which is the biggest section of the brain and is responsible for voluntary muscle movement, communication, and many thought processes including the interpretation of the senses of hearing and sight.

Problems can also develop because of a blocked blood vessel, complications in labour, or as a result of an infection which happens before or after birth, causing meningitis or encephalitis.

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Support Rupert

The next fund raiser for Rupert is happening on September 15th by Ruperts Dad, Paul. He will be cycling 284km, 1km for each day that Rupert spent in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and 1km for each day we missed George. The route has been chosen wisely to go through the National Forest between Seville and Granada. The trek is to take around 3 days and all proceeds and donations go to Rupert to fund his on going treatment. You can see more about Rupert's treatment here