Cerebral Palsy

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

Callen McLane couldn’t stop smiling when he received his first set of wheels Friday afternoon. The 8-year-old boy, who has cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, received the best Valentine’s Day gift of all time when he was presented a child-sized Jeep on the Fort Walton Beach campus of The University of West Florida (UWF). Callen received […]

Sponsors needed for wheelchair-accessible van fundraiser

Sponsors needed for wheelchair-accessible van fundraiser

A Milton family is seeking sponsors for a charity 5K run/walk to help the family purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for their disabled son. Silas Owens, 6, was born with cerebral palsy. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up to receive […]

Special boy needs special love

Special boy needs special love

Sharif is a very special little boy. He needs 24-hour, round the clock care. He has cerebral palsy, seizures and several other debilitating conditions. He spends all his time in his bed or wheelchair. He cannot sit, crawl or roll over by himself. He loves to be tickled and he responds to music by smiling. […]

Starfish Project connects families with special needs

Starfish Project connects families with special needs

When parents are handed a diagnosis for their children, it can be a life altering moment. Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other diagnoses come with unique and unimaginable challenges. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Night to Shine for exceptional adults comes to Navarre

Night to Shine for exceptional adults comes to Navarre

Navarre’s exceptional adults will have the opportunity to “shine” Feb. 10, 2017, at Night to Shine Prom at Community Life United Methodist Church. Night to Shine is a national event created by the Tim Tebow Foundation to give those with special needs a prom experience. Event marketing committee chair for the event Amie Williamson said […]

Siblings want to live together again with forever family

Siblings want to live together again with forever family

Three very close siblings, living in three different homes, are anxious to be back together again. They thought this was about to happen then tragedy struck, and they are still separated. Thomas is the oldest. He is extremely active and playful. At the same time he is also dealing with lots of difficult behaviors and […]

Wheelchair costumes bring out the best in students

Wheelchair costumes bring out the best in students

For some of Navarre’s wheelchair-riding trick-or-treaters, this year’s Halloween costume will be more elaborate thanks to the efforts and donations of a group of Okaloosa high schoolers. The Costumes for Kids project had Okaloosa Academy art students designing, cutting, painting, constructing and decorating costumes for the wheelchairs of four young children last year for Halloween, […]

Neglect puts Cerebral Palsy victim in hospital

Neglect puts Cerebral Palsy victim in hospital

Selena Bunch is accused of neglecting the 19-year-old Cerebral Palsy patient in her care for over a year according to a Santa Rosa County police report. She was arrested on Friday, May 27, and charged with second degree felony neglect of elderly or disabled adult with great harm. The female victim is bedridden, non-communicative and unable […]