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Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder described by the loss or impairment of motor function. It is caused by brain damage, either through injury or abnormal development of the brain – before, during or shortly after birth.
Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance. It can also impact fine motor skills, gross motor skills and oral motor functioning.
Cerebral Palsy is a non-life threatening, incurable, non-progressive, and permanent brain disorder. Unfortunately, it is the result of a one-time permanent brain injury that will not produce further degeneration of the brain. The brain does not “heal” as other parts of the body might, thus cerebral palsy itself will not change for better or worse during a person’s lifetime.
Help those with Cerebral Palsy
IMAGINE TOWN – UNDERBERG KZN
Imagine Charity has kicked off its initial project to build and develop a school and respite care facility where adults and children suffering from Cerebral Palsy will be provided with the proper education, therapy and daily stimulation they need, tailored to their specific requirements. Those in respite care will be taken care of in a safe and familiar environment when their families require a reprieve from the day to day activities involved in taking care of someone with this disability.
Those suffering from Cerebral Palsy can live a more comfortable and happy life
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Thank you to everyone that made a contribution to the party at Ratanang this year. We thank every individual that made the time to be there. A special shout out to businesses SIS Global, House of Costumes & Psiber Insurance for taking time out of your business day to give back something to those less fortunate than ourselves. Thank you for helping us make a difference but mostly thank you for the gift of love to the Ratanang Family. It was truly a privilege, an honour and the biggest blessing for us all to have been a part of this wonderful celebration. We hope that you will find some of that joy in the sharing of our video and photos….
IMAGINE are proud to announce we will be taking part in the 2019 ‘MTN Walk the Talk with 702’ and will continue raising awareness for people living with Cerebral Palsy. It would be amazing if you, your friends, colleagues and family could join us to support such a worthwhile cause and experience something special together, at the 18th edition of Joburg’s most iconic walk.
Imagine Charity hosted their annual IMAGINE Day Christmas party at Ratanang Group for children with multiple disabilities. It was a heart-warming day at Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital sharing out Christmas presents, taking photos with Father Christmas, enjoying snacks and singing along to Christmas carols. Like last year, a beautifully festive setting was created for all the children and their parents to enjoy their year-end celebration. We are honoured to be part of this event and thank Ratanang Group for sharing this day with us.
Casual Day is South Africa’s leading fundraising & awareness campaign for persons with disabilities and is the flagship project of the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD). Launched in 1995, Casual Day is an awareness and fundraising campaign benefiting persons with disabilities. Each year on the first Friday of September, South Africans are encouraged to go to work or school dressed differently – either dress up or dress down – and to wear the official Casual Day sticker to show their support for persons with disabilities.
Imagine Charity kicked off our first event of the year – Funky Flip Flop Friday at Crawford Lonehill Preparatory 2018! The students all donated R10 to wear their funky flip flops to school on friday the 02 February 2018. The designs were extremely creative, and ranged from Emoji’s, to cardboard, to sweets and everything in between. Take a look at the gallery above to see the awesome creations that were made for this special day. Thank you to all who participated in the event, and thank you for helping us make a difference in the lives of those living with cerebral palsy.