Dancing with Cerebral Palsy

What an inspiration for our little ones! Jerron Herman has done wonders with his movement ability, pushing past the doctor’s limitations for his body with CP.

“Jerron Herman is a powerful dancer using his cerebral palsy to lift up his choreography. As a professional dancer at Heidi Latsky Dance, Jerron is defying every expectation, creating performances that inspire others to keep moving.”

Jerron Herman is a powerful dancer using his cerebral palsy to lift up his choreography. As a professional dancer at Heidi Latsky Dance, Jerron is defying every expectation, creating performances that inspire others to keep moving.

Posted by Great Big Story on Thursday, 4 May 2017

BBC News

A beautiful video from BBC News, “Abandoned as a baby, meet 16-year-old Tjili who is deaf and has cerebral palsy – she is winning acclaim for her art.”

Tjili gives us at POPS Kids an amazing amount of inspiration! We love her dedication to trying everything and living a life without limitation. What a wonderful artist!

the 16-year-old girl winning international acclaim

Abandoned as a baby, meet 16-year-old Tjili who is deaf and has cerebral palsy – she is winning acclaim for her art.

Posted by BBC News on Friday, 28 April 2017

 

 


Boost Camp Winter Wonderland

Our friends at Conductive Education ~ Boost Camp have been serving their community with summer programs for many years. This week, they held their first “Winter Wonderland!” Despite the snowflakes and posters that adorn the classroom, these kids are doing so much more than “just chillin.”

Director/Conductor, Saskia Kramer explains, “When … the kids play hide and seek …even the experience of doing it for 10 minutes means a lot to them. They never get to stand up and dance with their friends and Boost is a place where they get to do all these things, without feeling bad about not running fast or dancing with a ladder or a cane. Without your support we would not be here… (it) means the world to these families.”

# I did good today!

 

Welcoming Saskia Kramer

A Pops Kids “shout out” to Saskia Kramer, the new BOOST Conductive Education Director. This past Thursday evening, United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay hosted a wonderful celebration of community at “Grapes and Gratitude.” For Saskia, it is a night of “fundraising 101” with raffle tickets in hand. Thank you to all of our friends and partners at UCPNB!

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Southern Wine and Spirits Charity Golf tournament 2016

Boost Camp Conductor Saskia Kramer with Devin Harville and his grandmother Michelle Merritt

Boost Camp Conductor-Saskia Kramer-Devin Harville with Grandmother-Michelle Merritt


Boost Camp participant Royce Avner with his parents Nick and Jessica

Boost Camp participant Royce Avner with his parents Nick and Jessica


Lifehouse resident Justin Tedford with Ursula Miller, POPS Kids

Lifehouse resident-Justin Tedford with Ursula Miller-PopsKids


Ursula Miller with original art work presented as a gift from UCPNB to honor her work as the founder of POPS Kids

Ursula Miller with original art work presented as a gift from UCPNB to honor her work as the founder of Popskids

A huge thank you for the photos by David Page