Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On World CP Day, recognizing a 'mama bear'

When Roma Bennett's son Joshua was only two weeks old, she had to return to work. That meant working till 3, then going downtown to care for Joshua who was at SickKids Hospital, spending the night, and doing it all over again the next day. Roma was raising Joshua on her own.

Early on, teachers suggested that Joshua, who has cerebral palsy, wouldn't do well at school. "I'm a mama bear," says Roma in this A Family Like Mine interview with Roma and Joshua. "And I thought differently." Mother and son share their advice as Joshua gets ready to leave for college.

Happy World CP Day! If you missed the fabulous speakers at the CP-NET Science and Family Day at Holland Bloorview today, please watch them here online.