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13 Famous People with Cerebral Palsy 

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Updated June 14, 2019 48.3k views 13 items

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List of Famous People with Cerebral Palsy, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Cerebral palsy is the term associated with conditions that cause physical disability in the various areas of body movement. It is a central motor dysfunction that affects muscle tone, posture and movement. Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to an area of the developing brain that occur during pregnancy, childbirth or up to age 3. Therapy, medication and surgery can all be used to treat the symptoms of cerebral palsy.

Who is the most famous person with cerebral palsy? Josh Blue tops our list. Blue is a stand up comedian who has been featured on several TV shows including “Last Comic Standing.” He frequently makes fun of his experiences with cerebral palsy during his act. Blue is also an athlete. He participated in the 2004 U.S. Paralympic soccer team.

“Breaking Bad” actor RJ Mitte has cerebral palsy. Mitte's character Walter White Jr. also has cerebral palsy and uses crutches to help him walk. Mitte has a mild form of cerebral palsy so he himself does not require the crutches. Many famous people with cerebral palsy have become motivational speakers including Anne McDonald and Geri Jewell.

What do you think of the famous people who don't let cerebral palsy hold them back? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
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Geri Jewell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 13 Famous People with Cerebral Palsy
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Geri Jewell is an actress with cerebral palsy.  She was featured on the show "The Facts of Life."

Age: 62

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

Eric Gores is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 13 Famous People with Cerebral Palsy
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Eric Gores is the son of billionaire Alec Gores.  He starred in "The Kid and I" with Tom Arnold.

Age: 36

Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 13 Famous People with Cerebral Palsy
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Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer
Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 13 months due to encephalitis.  She was an advocate for disability rights.

Age: Dec. at 48 (1950-1998)

Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts

Dan Keplinger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 13 Famous People with Cerebral Palsy
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Dan Keplinger is and artist who was featured in the Oscar winning short film "King Gimp."

Age: 46

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland