Category: Cerebral palsy

Guangzhou: Battling cerebral palsy

By Mercy Liu

Zhang Xiao Hua, 20, just graduated from Guangzhou Rehabilitation Campus School. Because of cerebral palsy, she has to face more difficulties than others of her peers.

Cerebral palsy inflicts Zhang with scoliosis, which means she cannot get her back straight. Her right foot has a congenital malformation, so she can only stand on her left foot and one right toe, which means she has difficulty standing and walking without support.

Like other students, every Thursday when she meets with volunteers can be the most exciting part of Zhang’s whole week at school. Student volunteers from several universities in Guangzhou came to accompany the children to make cookies and cupcakes or to create handicrafts.

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