This site and blog is to create awareness and to develop the fight for our CP kids in New Zealand.

I’m a mum to three boys Louis, Oscar and Jude.  I am the Chief Operating Officer at Straker Translations a company founded with my husband Grant Straker.  Oscar has Ataxic Cerebal Palsy  (CP) and right now I’ve had enough of the inequity in our healthcare system in NZ for our CP kids.  The reality is stroke victims get more therapy and options as they deemed capable of recovery and it seems that our CP kids are not.

It is time that as parents we came together to say this is not right.  If we want to change the disability stats for our kids and allow them as active, full and engaging lives in which they earn and contribute to our economy and society then we need to get them good Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Language Therapy.

I hope you will join me in this fight.