Coffee, VR and the gift of hope: A recap of our Canberra morning tea

On Wednesday 26 October, we were delighted to meet in person with over 40 of our wonderful donors and thank them for their generous support. We heard from four wonderful speakers who shared their stories and the impact CPA has had on their lives.

MC Susie Elelman AM, talented Australian TV and radio presenter, author, and CPA ambassador, brought smiles, tears and laughter to the room, engaging guests with her warmth, sharing stories, facts and her own family’s journey with CP.

Dr Maria McNamara updated guests on significant progress being achieved, thanks to the support of donors helping to accelerate research projects focused on preventing, treating and curing cerebral palsy.

Christian Doran of RecoveryVR, a start-up supported by CPA’s Remarkable program, demonstrated how virtual reality can assist in making physiotherapy rehabilitation tailored, fun and engaging for people of all ages.

Kate Da Silva spoke of the importance of early diagnosis, and the impact of early intervention for her son, Henry. Henry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at only 6 weeks of age, enabling him to commence vital therapy with CPA, to maximise his life-long outcomes.

A gift of hope for future generations

Our Research Foundation was established thanks to a generous donor leaving a gift in their Will to Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA). Today, CPA is a groundbreaking, global centre of expertise for research, advocacy, intervention and assistive technology innovation.

A gift in your Will is the ultimate gift you can give to children, adults and families who live with cerebral palsy, and to future generations. It will make a difference to the everyday lives of families and will contribute to reducing the number of babies born with cerebral palsy.

Thank you for thinking of us

If you would like to have a confidential discussion about leaving a gift in your Will to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, our Fundraising Relationship Managers, Carol O’Carroll and Rebecca McCartney can help.

Please get in touch via 02 9975 8955.