Warriors of Cerebral Palsy met despite odds posed by the society, government and even their health to prove to the world that they are unstoppable.
This was the case at the maiden edition of the end of the year celebration for cerebral palsy, organised over the weekend in Ilorin by Ifeoluwa Cerebral Palsy Initiative.
According to the founder of Ifeoluwa Cerebral Palsy Initiative- Mr. Anishe Ifeoluwa, who is also a Cerebral Palsy warrior, the event was organised as a sequel to the World Cerebral Palsy Day, marked across the globe on the 6th of October.
Mr. Anishe revealed that more is needed for awareness and sensitisation of parents with children and/ wards suffering from the disorder. Hence, the get together to interact and motivate people to look beyond the challenge; as they can live meaningful life too.
“Don’t allow them shy away, allow them to go to school and give them a free mind to do what they want to do. I stand here today as a role model with a Masters Degree” he said.
He added that he often travel to Lagos State to mark the annual Cerebral Palsy Day but chose to bring the event to IIorin, the Kwara State capital and Ifeoluwa Cerebral Palsy Initiative as a foundation prides itself as being the first to have the campaign in the state.
In his words: “before now I usually travel to Lagos to celebrate World CP Day with an NGO but thought it wise to bring it to Kwara State”
Also, Toluwanimi AJALA, a CP warrior, applauded Ifeoluwa Cerebral Palsy Initiative programmes aimed at the sensitizing the public about the disorder and called on all to stop the stigmatization.