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CEREBRAL PALSY IS NOT A PLAGUE – Bolanle Aileru

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CEREBRAL PALSY IS NOT A PLAGUE 

 

– Bolanle Aileru

 

The Vice Chairman of Yaba Local Council Development Authority, Lagos, Mr Bolanle Aileru, has said that people suffering from cerebral palsy disorder should be shown love and not discriminated against.

Aileru, during a cerebral palsy walk organised by the Magnificent Therapy Services to sensitise people about the disorder, on Wednesday, said, pregnant women must take care of themselves during pregnancy to avoid giving birth to a child with cerebral palsy.

“When they stress themselves during pregnancy, they deny the baby oxygen and this could result in damage of the brain which could lead to cerebral palsy.  We need to let people know that damage done in the brain might not be easily corrected,” Aileru said.

The Programme Coordinator, Magnificent Therapy Services, Mr Bidemi Jaiyesimi, said people should stop seeing cerebral palsy as a curse or plague, but rather what could happen to anybody.

“We discovered that people always run away from people with cerebral palsy. They believe it is a plague and that can be traced to our African mentality where we believe in oral account we’ve heard over the ages. We are out to tell people that cerebral palsy is not a curse or plague rather, it happens before, during and after birth,” Jaiyesimi said.
@ Punch Newspaper

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