Life’s a Journey with CP and Me

Hi Everyone at UCP-OC! Katy here—I just returned from UCP-OC’s bike camp at Soka University in Aliso Viejo (where I am going into my 3rd year for my BA!) For those of you who are unfamiliar with the week-long camp, it is put on by iCanShine, a national organization that provides quality learning opportunities in recreational activities for …

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 …

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me

Hi Everyone, Wow, it certainly has been awhile since I have blogged for UCP-OC! I am happy that things have slowed down for me a bit, so I can share with you all, what I have been up to this summer. I just finished my sophomore year of college at Soka University, here in Orange County. …

Life Without Limits Gala 2013

What an event!! United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County marked its 60th year at our annual black tie Life Without Limits gala on May 10th at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach.  Their 2013 Impact Award was presented to Michael K. Hayde, CEO of Western National Group, for his leadership in the community and …

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 …

Life’s a Journey With CP and Me

Hello UCP-OC! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the months go by, and has been awhile since I have written to all of you, so I’ll just give a quick little background on who I am and what I do for new readers. My name is Katy Fetters and I am a sophomore …

UCP Smart Brief: February

Disability Update Children’s skills improve with cell treatment for cerebral palsy Children with cerebral palsy who received transfusions of donated umbilical cord blood cells as well as erythropoietin and rehabilitation performed better in tests of motor and cognitive function, according to a study in the journal Stem Cells. The most progress was seen in children …

Hot Off the Press: UCP News!

Disability Update Large share of ED visits made by adults with disabilities. Nearly 40% of emergency department visits in the U.S. involved working-age adults with disabilities, NIH researchers reported in the journal Health Services Research. An analysis of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey found that the severity of a disability’s limitations correlated with greater use …

UCP News Brief

This week many of interesting articles have caught my eye, and although I posted a couple of them on our Facebook page I thought I would share them with you all in one place.  A few of these came from the UCP SmartBrief, so as I receive the SmartBrief monthly I will make sure to share it with you …