A Year in Review

An Update from Our CEO  CEO Cathleen Collins shares in this upcoming Summer Newsletter a review of this past year and celebrates the mark of UCP-OC’s 60 years of serving Orange County — 2013 marks a special year as we celebrate our 60th Anniversary in Orange County, and the different core programs, people and events …

Child of the Month: July

July 2013: Kiaan July’s Child of the Month is a very special boy at UCP-OC for many reasons, and we wanted to celebrate him on his birthday month! Kiaan was born on July 4th, and he just celebrated his third birthday! Kiaan is a micro preemie, being born 15 weeks early. The first 4 months of …

Child of the Month: June 2013

June 2013: Knightly After three years of desperately trying to start their family, David and Drexelle learned that they were going to have a baby. “We created a hope for the future and an image of what our children would look like and two days after our son was born it felt as if those …

A Mother’s Reflection on UCP-OC

In a class assignment, one of our parents was asked to describe how parents of children “go through” the stages of grief. After sharing her heartfelt and emotional answer on how she views UCP-OC, we were left speechless and eager to share with our families. We hope you enjoy it and can connect with her …

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me: National Siblings Day

Hi All, I hope you are all enjoying your week so far, in commemoration of National Sibling Day (earlier this week) I am going to talk about having siblings and what that means to me and CP. I have an identical twin sister, Sara, an older brother, Matt, and a younger sister, Daisy. None of …

Upcoming UCP-OC Events!

WOD for Wyatt Saturday, March 2nd 11:00am-2:00pm 22600 Lambert St. Suite 1203 Lake Forest, CA 92603 For children with developmental disabilities like cerebral palsy, simple tasks like standing, walking, and writing require hard work that takes them out of their comfort zone. To honor these children, we are proud to present the WOD for Wyatt – …

OC Marathon is coming

Orange County Marathon benefitting UCP-OC! May 5, 2013 What better way to start off your New Year by signing up to participate in the OC Marathon, running or walking to support UCP-OC?! For the 7th year Team Jake will be running in the 5K, half and full marathon in support of UCP-OC and the difference being made …

Welcome to the Digital Age

We are very excited about what is in store at United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County in 2013! We are not only serving more children but we are DOING OUR BEST to enter into the digital age. We understand that our parents, donors and staff live a majority of their lives “plugged in” and we …

My Child Without Limits December Newsletter

The holidays are upon us! Here are some good tips for the holidays and we found the piece about preemies very interesting. Preemies are Still Facing Severe Disabilities Despite healthcare and medical advances between 1995 and 2006, virtually the same percentage of babies born premature in those years developed some type of severe disability. The …

Child of the Month: December 2012

December 2012: Wyatt This month we are celebrating Wyatt, AND we want to share with you his video. In this video you can see his family’s journey and the difference UCP-OC has made in Wyatt’s life. Please consider making a gift to UCP-OC this season to make a differentce in the life of a child. …