Let’s get the White House to light up green on National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day!

Let’s get the White House to light up green on National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day!

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Kristina Mulligan started this petition to President of the United States and

My name is Kristina Mulligan. I am a blogger, a disability advocate, and, above all, I am a mother. My son, Flynn, is a shining light with the biggest heart. He loves Spider-Man, Halloween (year-round), and being outside. He also has cerebral palsy.

Since Flynn’s diagnosis, I have thrown myself into the world of raising awareness for this disability that even, just a couple of years ago, I knew very little about. As a parent, it’s extremely important to me for the world to be well-informed, accessible, and inclusive. That’s the only way that the estimated 764,000 individuals living with cerebral palsy in the United States can succeed.

In 2020, I started locally by, among other “small” things, organizing the Mid-Hudson Bridge to be lit up in green, the official color of CP Awareness, on March 25th for National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. In my research, I discovered Nicole Luongo, an amazing woman with cerebral palsy, who, in 2019, was single-handedly able to light up at least one landmark in almost all of the states (48) in March and in three countries for World CP Day in October.

This year, as a team, we are following big dreams: trying to get the White House to shine green for cerebral palsy awareness and get an official proclamation for March 25th to be National CP Awareness Day!

Together, we think that 2021 could be the most impactful year for awareness, but we need your help to bring attention to the conversation.

Nicole has started a movement on Twitter to get cerebral palsy the attention it deserves - which has almost 50,000 views to date!

We want National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day to be announced on local news around the country and on national news outlets.

Cerebral palsy is the most common disability in childhood, yet no one talks about it. There is very little representation, a lack of attention, and even less understanding. To have such attention on the “why” would have such a tremendous impact on this community and, therefore, the entire world.

People with cerebral palsy are not invisible and it’s time to stop treating them as such.

Let’s get EVERYONE to go green for CP. It’s time!

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