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Apr 25, 2024

In this week's episode, a guest host joins Brain & Life podcast! Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan, Assistant Professor of Neurology, pediatric movement disorders specialist, and neuroscientist studying dystonia in cerebral palsy (CP), speaks with child actor Gavin McHugh about how CP affects his acting career, the connections he has built with his fans on social media, and what terms like "disabled" and "special needs" mean to him. His mother, Lisa McHugh, also shares about Gavin's many talents and what she wishes people knew about CP. Then, Dr. Aravamuthan speaks with Brain & Life co-host Dr. Daniel Correa about what cerebral palsy is, what patients can expect in their lifetime, and the power of finding a community.


Additional Resources

What is Cerebral Palsy?

How Parents Advocate for Their Children with Rare Diseases

Biking Gives Freedom to a Teen with Cerebral Palsy

Becky Dilworth Skied and Raised a Family Despite Cerebral Palsy

The ABCs of Advocacy


Other Brain & Life Podcast Episodes on These Topics

RJ Mitte on Living Confidently with Cerebral Palsy

Josh Blue Uses Humor to Ease the Stigma Around Cerebral Palsy


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Guests: Gavin McHugh @iamgavinmchugh; Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan @drbhooma

Hosts: Dr. Daniel Correa @neurodrcorrea; Dr. Katy Peters @KatyPetersMDPhD