Real life stories

'I wish I'd used my own cup': Mother's heartbreaking warning after a common virus she believes she caught from her toddler while pregnant left her baby son severely disabled and unable to walk or talk.

We spoke to 10 year-old actor Logan Reberger, who stars in Hardball, a new children’s TV program produced by the ABC, about his experiences. Logan lives with Multi Mini-Core Myopathy, and plays Jerry who lives with cerebral palsy.

Jamieson Lee was born with spinal muscular atrophy, has never been able to walk. Yet incredibly, at just 16, she will be the youngest person ever to represent Australia in Boccia. 

This family are living are the good life in the Hunter region of NSW. Their son Jim lives with cerebral palsy, and the support they receive in their community and through intensive therapy programs makes a big difference to Jim. 

Medical research trailblazer Natasha Garrity talks about her advocators who have supported her throughout her education and career. One thing’s for sure, Natasha certainly hasn’t allowed cerebral palsy to hinder her career path.

Josie Suta was diagnosed with Rett syndrome in the UK at just 20 months before her family relocated to Australia in 2016. 

When you think of a stroke survivor it conjures images of someone in their 60s, 70s or 80s. It was a shock for his family when Ronan Osborne suffered a stroke due to a blood clot in his brain at just five years old. 

CPA is helping Mustafa achieve his goals of independence and becoming an actor. Working with a speech pathologist has improved his communication skills resulted in a much more confident Mustafa. 

One thing Kerrie knows about Multiple Sclerosis is that maintaining fitness is good for her mental and emotional wellbeing as well as her physical wellbeing.