Child of the Month

Here at UCP-OC we treat some incredible children with disabilities ranging from mild to severe. I hear stories all the time about the treatments that children are getting and milestones that are being reached because of UCP-OC. With all of these stories I thought we should have a place to showcase these children and their incredible feats. …

The Gift of a Stroller

One of the things we like to do on the blog is to share with you stories that parents have given us about their child whose life has been tangibly influenced by UCP-OC. Here is one of those stories.. What a difference a stroller can make in a person’s life! When Jeremy and his family …

What is all the talk about the Debt Ceiling?

I don’t know about you, but this whole budget crisis is difficult to keep track of! I have been trying to remain diligent (as I’m sure you have) on what conversations have been going on and how this remains to be relevant to UCP-OC  and our families here. That being said, I thought I would …

Certain Proof: A Question of Worth

A revolutionary documentary has entered the world through the hard work of director Ray Ellis. This highly regarded film master has addressed a topic that is common in our daily lives: how can children and teens with cerebral palsy thrive in public schools? The documentary follows the lives of three children with cerebral palsy and …

Help a Child With Special Needs

Hello Friends, Alexa Andersen is a gregarious, intelligent 11 year-old who loves Disneyland and has an enormous crush on Harry Potter. She spends her time with family and friends just like any other 11 year-old, but with one difference… Alexa, my daughter, has severe cerebral palsy (CP).  Born prematurely at 28 weeks, Alexa was left …

Sign up for Bike Camp 2011

Last year at the OC Bike Camp, children were given the opportunity to learn the freedom of riding a bike. Kathrina told us her story about her son’s experience at the weeklong camp. “My son has autism and everyone at the camp did not think he was going to make it on a bike the first day because of …

Glimmer of Hope Gala: Post-Gala

Glitz and glamour is what awaited the attendees of this year’s Life Without Limits Gala on Saturday the 26th of March at Newport’s Balboa Bay Club. Children ambassadors to UCP-OC greeted each person with a smile and a wave as they arrived to the event, and then ushered them into the cocktail reception where they had …