Lauren’s World: My Life with Cerebral Palsy

August 2, 2018


After 3 years of fertility drugs, Mearl and Tina gave up on trying to get pregnant. They thought all hope was lost when suddenly, Tina was pregnant. It was a miracle! Nine months later, Tina went into labor at home and Mearl drove her to the hospital.  Tina had a traumatic birthing experience.  The baby’s heartbeat was lost a couple of times.  The attending physician kept putting off a C-section.  When the heartbeat flat-lined, the physician decided it was time for a crash C-section.

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Kevin Nagle Biography

July 12, 2018

Mr. Nagle was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Envision Pharmaceutical Holdings, the fifth largest prescription benefit managers nationally at the time, before it was acquired by the Rite Aid Corporation. Read more

 

History of UCP of Sacramento & Northern California

February 24, 2018

UCP was started in Sacramento in 1955 by parents who had a child born with a brain injury – cerebral palsy. At that time, the assumption was that they would put their child into state institutional care. These parents wanted a different life for their children. Those parents did not want their children in institutional care – forgotten by society. They wanted their children home and in community.

This dream led to the establishment of United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Sacramento Area, Inc. The agency began in March 1955 as a small group of parents. Those parents obtained a $500 loan from the State UCP office and began making their dream for their children come true in Sacramento. Read more

 

It’s Not the End of the World for My Child

January 29, 2018

Ashely (32) and Barrett (4)

When asked, “What was it like for Ashley (32) and Allen (34), at the time of their 2 year old son, Barrett’s diagnosis”, so many things come to mind for them. 

Before his diagnosis, they had never heard of autism or what it was but they remember very vividly being told by their pediatrician, your son will never be like “normal” children or adults. 

Ashley remembers, “Barrett was diagnosed with severe autism the day before Thanksgiving in 2015. “It was a day of sorrow and disbelief that changed our lives forever.  Read more

 

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