We strive to broaden the horizons of people living with cerebral palsy, by assisting where possible to improve their quality of life. Mercia is a 43 year old writer who was born with cerebral palsy and requires around the clock care. She was the first to benefit from Miles for Mercia and still receives assistance from the charity along with others like her. Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs while the child’s brain is under development. Cerebral Palsy primarily affects body movement and muscle coordination. Though Cerebral Palsy can be defined, having Cerebral Palsy does not define the person that has the condition.