Lagos- Ms Nonye Nwoke, the founder of Cerebral Palsy Centre in Lagos, on Monday urged parents of the children suffering from the disease to seek help rather than hiding them at home.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that cerebral palsy is a congenital disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (The ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way)
Nwoke told NAN in Lagos that parents should seek help from the appropriate quarters to enlighten them on how to care for such children.
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“Nobody wants be stigmatised against.
“So, what I advise is to know that it’s not their fault; that there is help. The whole idea is to form a bond; it’s a race you can’t race by yourself.
“ You need to have the support of other people, and who better than those who are going through the same thing you are going through.
“A child like this is totally dependent; you have to feed the child, bath the child, do everything for the child.
“A young mother, most of them are first time mothers, meaning that in their 20’s, early 30’s or there about, her life can’t stop because she just have a child, she still have her family to care for.’’
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She, however, appealed to the government to provide necessary support needed to assist parents to cater for the affected children. (NAN)