Clarissa is a 21 year old living with Cerebral Palsy, a neurological disorder that generally develops prenatal and limits a person’s overall function and mobility. Individuals diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy live with the condition for the remainder of their lives and often experience difficulty with muscle coordination and control, reflexes, balance and posture, and may struggle with fine and/or gross motor skills.
Clarissa is a long-time client of Project MEND. We have had the privilege of serving her annually, under our Medical Equipment Reuse and Assistive Technology Financial Aid Programs, since she was 16 years old in 2013. Individuals living with Cerebral Palsy need a wide array of medical equipment and devices throughout their lifetime to truly thrive in their environments, but these items can often be costly.