‘Cured’ Of Cerebral Palsy After 50 Years

Same Difference

In yesterday’s Sun, (£) I read a story that really made me think about something I haven’t thought about for quite a while- the ‘cure’ debate.

When David Hayes, 58, was 5, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. He spent his life “struggling to walk and using wheelchairs.”

The article says that Mr Hayes  spent 15 years on the board of directors for Scope and four as national vice chairman. He retired in 2007 due to chronic pain.

Readers, Scope used to be the main UK charity for Cerebral Palsy. It is only very recently that they have expanded to supporting all disabilities. So the fact that Mr Hayes was working for this particular organisation tells me almost instantly that Cerebral Palsy was an important part of his life, a part of his life that he had clearly accepted.

Mr Hayes says in the article  “I never let the…

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