Mélange Accessibility for All Magazine January 2021 - Page 122

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I learned to see my child , not for what he can and cannot do , but for who he is .
himself a cookie or communicate using words . This is because Nathan has cerebral palsy .
While not a single condition in and of itself , cerebral palsy is a group of problems that affect a person ' s body movement and posture . Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood disability and is responsible for a high percentage of lasting disability in children . Recent research poses that 1 in 278 children globally has this condition .
The disorder is related to brain injury in utero , at birth or in the early stages of life ( between zero and three years of age ). While the exact cause of cerebral palsy can ' t always be pinpointed , some possible causes include premature birth , problems after birth , lack of proper in utero nutrition , a serious head injury or infection that could harm the brain or a genetic condition that affect ' s brain growth and formation . In Nathan ’ s case , his infraction was caused after birth . He was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia which required major surgery to correct the breach . He underwent surgery at just 2 days old . Ten days post-surgery he suddenly developed severe jaundice with hyperbilirubinemia ( abnormally high amounts of bile pigment ( bilirubin ) in the blood ) of 408 . Though this was corrected within twenty-four hours by phototherapy , it is believed that the damage was done to his young brain cells in the motor cortex area of his brain , which controls movement .
Nathan spent 24 days in the
WARSAW , POLAND. Let it Surprise you Warsaw won the 2020 Access City Award It was voted the most accessible city in Europe. Warsaw is the capital of Poland, the country in the Central Europe, famous for the Solidarity movement which contributed to the fall of communism on the continent. As most of its attractions is now closed because of Covid-19 pandemic you can take your time to get to know the city must-sees. To get a brief experience of what awaits you on spot discover Warsaw online. As each city, Warsaw has a place that is its showcase and a top one on any trip. In the capital of Poland, it’s the Old Town, entered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the place where the city’s heart has been beating for centuries. Make sure to find its market square to see the statue of the Warsaw Mermaid, the emblem and guardian of the city. This is a good place to start a stroll along the Royal Route that links the former residences of Polish rulers: Royal Castle in Warsaw, summer residence of the last king of Poland – Royal Łazienki and magnificent Palace at Wilanów. The most recognisable relic of Warsaw’s turbulent history is however the Palace of Culture and Science. Still the highest building in the city If you really wish to understand was completed in 1955 and the rich history of the city presented as a “gift of the visit its interactive museums, Soviet people for the Poles”. The Warsaw Rising Museum is Surprisingly, being a thriving dedicated to the WW2 event that shaped the contemporary urban centre, the city offers a lot for those who love nature. face of the capital. The POLIN Palace in Royal Łazienki Park Credit: City of Warsaw To Table of Contents Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which received the prestigious title of European Museum of the Year 2016, shows the 1000-year-old Jewish presence in Poland and at the same time is an excellent example of contemporary architecture. To Table of Contents