United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Detroit Kicks off “QuickRamps for Kids” Fundraiser on GoFundMe

With a final fundraising goal of $10,000, local Michigan cerebral palsy organization UCP Detroit is working to help over 30 families achieve “life without limits.” The metropolitan Detroit chapter of United Cerebral Palsy is raising funds to help local Michigan families afford portable accessibility ramps for their children with cerebral palsy (CP) and other paralyzing conditions. The program, called QuickRamps for Kids, helps give children easy, immediate access to places in their communities. The GoFundMe campaign, which began on May 12, has raised $175 so far.

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is a national nonprofit organization committed to providing disabled individuals and their families with the services, support, and resources essential for lives of well-being, independence, and equal opportunity. UCP Detroit, which is headquartered in Southfield, is the Metro Detroit branch of United Cerebral Palsy. UCP Detroit provides Southeast Michigan residents with referral services, information, and programs related to a variety of social, physical, cognitive, behavioral, or emotional disabilities. UCP Detroit helps residents with cerebral palsy (CP), traumatic brain injuries and brain damage, learning disabilities, autism, spinal cord injuries, hearing impairments, visual impairments, neurological problems, physical limitations, intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and a number of other injuries, conditions, and disabilities. Metro Detroit is fortunate to have such an active local chapter of United Cerebral Palsy—UCP Detroit’s many services include assistive technology services, referral, information, person-centered advocacy, benefits planning, representative payee consultation, planning, social events, ramp installation, parent and family services, and more.

United Cerebral Palsy Detroit’s “QuickRamps for Kids” program provides free portable wheelchair ramps to families with disabled children in various cities around Metropolitan Detroit. Many of these children have cerebral palsy, a condition that results in the loss or impairments of bodily movement, balance, reflexes, muscle control, muscle tone, posture, and coordination. Despite improvements in American accessibility standards, individuals with cerebral palsy often face limitations when moving about their communities. Because UCP Detroit’s accessibility ramps are inexpensive, portable, and suitable for different surfaces, recipients are able to visit new areas of their communities with ease and equality.

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A Detroit, Michigan Cerebral Palsy Organization Making a Difference

To date, United Cerebral Palsy Detroit has provided over 175 ramps to families around Southeast Michigan. By reaching their goal of $10,000, UCP Detroit will enable children from at least 30 more families to enjoy more equal access around their Michigan communities. At Michigan Cerebral Palsy Attorneys, our cerebral palsy and birth injury lawyers are thrilled to support and encourage wonderful local initiatives like QuickRamps for Kids. After winning birth injury cases, our lawyers feel at ease guiding clients to community organizations like UCP Detroit and other wonderful local cerebral palsy organizations. Our Michigan cerebral palsy lawyers encourage you to support UCP Detroit’s GoFundMe campaign for accessibility ramps. Even the smallest donations will help our community’s children enjoy equal access and opportunity. To donate to UCP Detroit’s QuickRamps for Kids program, visit their GoFundMe page here.

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