For the past seven years, Dr. Donald Diebel and his wife Cindy have hosted The Faces Behind the Miracles fundraising breakfast to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida in support of seven campuses across three Florida counties. This year, Convaid and R82 have also come on board with the donation of a Nandu by R82 to be presented at the annual breakfast, to be attended by upwards of 500 UCP supporters.
Global prevalence of Cerebral Palsy ranges from 1.5 to more than 4 per 1,000 live births and is the most common motor disability in childhood. Convaid and R82 products are often prescribed for children living with Cerebral Palsy to facilitate mobility and daily living.
Convaid and R82 Business Development Representative Matt Abrahams will attend the breakfast benefit to be held this Friday, October 21, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Orlando at Faith Hall, 3000 S. John Yong Parkway in Orlando, FL.
Another important Cerebral Palsy event this week is the Convaid & R82 webinar, Standing and Walking, to be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016 followed by Use of Home Equipment, to be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016. Both webinars will start at 9:30AM PST, presented by Convaid and R82 seating and mobility expert K. Missy Ball, who is a MT, PT, ATP, and certified pediatric NDT. She is the former Acting Director of the Physical Therapy Department of Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, where she co-directed the hospital’s seating program for 10-years while also working with UCP’s Seating Clinic. For more information or to sign-up for upcoming webinars, prospective attendees may contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
“This is an exciting week for Convaid, R82 and United Cerebral Palsy. In addition to this week’s webinar entitled Standing and Walking, the Faces Behind Miracles fundraiser in central Florida, we are also supporting United Cerebral Palsy of Oregon and Southwestern Washington’s 17th Semi-Annual Family Support Conference on Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Disabilities to be held on October 21-22, 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Community engagement is important to us to give back and to learn directly from the people who are affected,” said Director, Marketing, Nanneke Dinklo.