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Comedian, Lee Ridley has lived with cerebral palsy since birth and is unable to speak.

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Man told he's 'too disabled' to fly aloneupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 08:12:00

HLN's Ryan Smith talks to a wheelchair-bound frequent flyer who says he was kicked off a flight for being too disabled.

Airline cites safety in ousting of wheelchair-bound frequent flyerupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 08:12:00

Johnnie Tuitel, a professional motivational speaker who has flown nearly half a million miles, is no stranger to airline trouble.

Passenger: Airline said I'm 'too disabled' to fly aloneupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 09:19:00

Seasoned business traveler Johnnie Tuitel, a motivational speaker who estimates he's flown a half a million miles, experienced a personal air travel first last month.

Diapering with feetupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:42:00

Sarah Kovac has a disability that impedes the use of her arms and hands. That's why she uses her feet to change diapers.

For disabled parents, challenges are bonding pointupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 10:42:00

When Sarah Kovac watches her son, Ethan, crawl or grab objects, she feels proud, but also has mixed emotions. Already, the 8-month-old has abilities Kovac never had.

Living with genetic diseaseupdated: Tue Dec 01 2009 07:30:00

Mother of two, Stephanie Shapiro talks about her children's genetic disease and a potential breakthrough in preventing the illness.

CNN Heroes: Alex Griffithupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 09:17:00

Alex Griffith raised more than $60,000 to design and build a playground at the Russian hospital where he was born.

Boy Scout turns 'mud pit' into a $60K playgroundupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 09:17:00

"It kept you alive," a tearful Dwight Griffith told his adopted son as the two looked at an infant incubator during a tour of the Russian hospital where he was born.

Foster dad takes polygraphupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 22:47:00

Nancy Grace talks exclusively with missing handicapped boy Hassani Campbell's foster dad about why he took a polygraph.

Missing 5-year-old last seen in store parking lot, caretaker saysupdated: Tue Sep 01 2009 22:47:00

The foster father of a missing California boy with cerebral palsy says he left the child alone near his car before the child vanished five days ago from a shoe store parking lot.

Extremely premature infants more likely to test positive for autismupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 17:35:00

Children who are born more than three months premature have double the expected rate of autism at age two as full-term children, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Seizure-alert dogs give new freedom to epilepsy sufferersupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 09:35:00

Ben, who's 15 months old, can already do a lot of things. He can turn on a light or open a door. He can pick up a remote control off the floor. He can pull a heavy object with his teeth.

Dogs help seizure patientsupdated: Mon Oct 20 2008 09:35:00

Man's best friend may be a lifesaver for those with epilepsy as CNN's Judy Fortin reports.

Special Needs Baseballupdated: Mon Sep 01 2008 10:34:00

Some disabled kids get a chance to play ball on a special field as Judy Fortin reports in this Health Minute.

Baseball gives special-needs kids 'something to brag about'updated: Mon Sep 01 2008 10:34:00

The crowd cheered as Morgan Lawless faced her first pitch of the fall baseball season.

Time.com: Drug May Lower Cerebral Palsy Risk updated: Wed Aug 27 2008 16:00:00

The incidence of cerebral palsy in premature babies may be reduced by giving mothers magnesium sulfate, a common delivery-room drug, according to a new study

Disabled girl's parents defend growth-stunting treatmentupdated: Wed Mar 12 2008 15:25:00

It's been a year since the parents of a severely disabled child made public their decision to submit their daughter to a hysterectomy, breast surgery and drugs to keep the girl forever small. Today, the couple tell CNN, they believe they made the right decision -- one that could have a profound impact on the care of disabled children worldwide.

Fortune: A wrinkle in the Botox storyupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 04:10:00

The Food and Drug Administration may have caused pandemonium on Park Avenue and Rodeo Drive with its announcemenet late last week of a safety review of the famed cosmetic therapy, Botox. But on Wall Street at least a few financial analysts are advising investors to buy shares of Botox maker Allergan while they're cheap.

Understanding cholesterolupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:00:00

In Health for Her, CNN's Judy Fortin explains the importance of knowing your cholesterol numbers.

CNNMoney: Allergan stock dives on Botox warningupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:00:00

Allergan's stock took a dive on Friday after the Food and Drug Administration said its Botox had been linked to severe side-effects, including death in children being treated for cerebral palsy.

Shaw: A mother remembers a special lifeupdated: Tue Jul 31 2007 22:36:00

Bradshaw Craven Langmaid -- we called him Shaw -- our firstborn, arrived two weeks past due on June 25, 1961, in Marquette, Michigan, just one week before his dad was honorably discharged from the Air Force. Weighing nearly 9 pounds, Shaw was not red and wrinkly as most newborns. He was an eager nurser and slept well from the start. We did notice that his left eye and nostril were smaller than the right, and within a few weeks we also noticed that he was unable to hold up his head.

Online a virtual business option for disabledupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 08:16:00

If you have a new product or service and want to hold a launch party, Simon Stevens is your man. He'll take care of the logistics. He'll provide a DJ and live musicians. He'll take care of the security, too, discouraging obnoxious types from ruining the event.

Disability community decries 'Ashley treatment'updated: Thu Jan 11 2007 15:17:00

David is a young man with severe cerebral palsy. He can't walk, he can't talk, he can't sit up by himself, but he can blog. This week, David blogged about Ashley.

Fortune: The Curse of Pooh Sure, kids love him. But he's made everyone close to him miserable. Just ask Disney, which is locked in a billupdated: Mon Jan 20 2003 00:01:00

Nobody loves Winnie the Pooh more than Shirley Slesinger Lasswell. The 79-year-old widow wears Pooh pajamas, Pooh watches, and Pooh polo shirts. A Pooh waves at other drivers from the rear window o...

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