To mark World Cerebral Palsy Day Sancheti Institute for Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation organised a walk by the children with Cerebral Palsy along with their assistive devices (walker, crutches and wheel chair) with their caregiver, students, doctors and physiotherapist.
This event was supported by Pune Harley Davidson Owners Group (HOG) a component of "Street Sense" a Pune RTO Initiative. Pune Harley Davidson Owners Group (HOG) members gave a Joy Ride (Bike Ride) with a very slow speed of 2 and 5 KMPH on Harley Davidson cruiser bikes on to such 7 children. Mr. Dipen Loomba of (HOG) took the responsibility on behalf of "Street Sense" to carry out the activity.
There were approx. 30 children with Cerebral Palsy for the event and more than 100 caregivers, students, doctors and physiotherapist; a group of students and doctors performed street play to educate citizens and spread awareness.
The event took place on 3rd October at JM Road – Bal Gangadhar Rang Mandir from 8:00 AM to 9.30 AM
What is Cerebral Palsy?
Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term denoting a group of non–progressive, non–contagious motor conditions that cause physical disability in human development, chiefly in the various areas of body movement. Scientific consensus still holds that CP is neither genetic nor a disease, and it is also understood that the vast majority of cases are congenital, coming at or about the time of birth, and/or are diagnosed at a very young age rather than during adolescence or adulthood. It can be defined as a central motor dysfunction affecting muscle tone, posture and movement resulting from a permanent, non–progressive defect or lesion of the immature brain.