Cerebral palsy is a condition that affects millions of families across the world. While this condition can be debilitating, it does not necessarily define the individual. Consider, for example, actor and advocate RJ Mitte, known for his role on the hit television show “Breaking Bad”. 23-year-old Mitte has a mild form of cerebral palsy that affects his movement and coordination. As an advocate for individuals with disabilities, Mitte is breaking assumptions and boundaries for individuals with cerebral palsy.
In what is titled “Breaking Cerebral Palsy”, Mitte is now speaking out about how cerebral palsy impacted his life on the set of Breaking Bad, and how it continues to impact his work in acting. One of the key points in Mitte’s advocacy is helping people realize that not all disabilities are the same. He is a strong believer that society needs to pull away from categorizing disabilities together, and realize that each individual and disability is unique.
In addition to his acting career, Mitte has recently been involved in the ReelAbilities Film Festival, and has spoken at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has also been working on the film “Who’s Driving Doug”.
RJ Mitte Discusses What It’s Like to Live With Cerebral Palsy
Cerebral Palsy and Your Family
There are many types of cerebral palsy, and as many variations and levels of severity. What is important is that families understand the uniqueness of their situation, and find the best resources and treatment to suit the needs of their child. There is no question that cerebral palsy, or any birth injury, is scary for the parents and child. There is hope, however, for a high quality, fulfilling life, even with a disability.
If you are concerned about your child, or if your child has been diagnosed with a disability related to a birth injury, it is important to understand your rights and the best options available to you for support. If you have questions about your rights or how to get help, contact MedMalFirm.com to get the guidance you need for a bright future. Fill out our online form to request a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys.