What is cerebral palsy (CP)?
Cerebral palasy is not a disease and it is not hereditary.
It can occur before, during or after birth, with research showing that the majority of cases occur before birth. There are many causes of CP, including maternal infections, blood clotting disorders, problems during labour, very low birth weight and meningitis.
There are many forms of CP and no two cases are exactly alike. How CP is categorised is determined and classified by the extent, type and part of the body affected.
Siphumeze has been a part of the Sabrina Love Foundation for many years. He has a clinical diagnosis of Cerebral palsy spastic quadraplegia.
To read more about Siphumeze and his journey with the Sabrina Love Foundation, click on the link below:
Siphumeze is now a Grade 6 pupil at Kwanokuthule Primary and a dedicated student. Louisa, his classroom assistant, proudly boasts that he got the highest marks for lifeskills in his class! Well done Siphumeze – we are so incredibly proud of your continued determination and incredible achievements.