A Son’s Cerebral Palsy Leads His Father to Become a Charity CEO

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Richard Ellenson’s son, Thomas, was three months old when Mr. Ellenson and his wife first noticed their baby couldn’t sit up.

Several months later an MRI scan of Thomas’s brain revealed why: He had been born with cerebral palsy. Doctors said the boy would be confined to a wheelchair and unable to speak for the rest of his life.

The family coped as best they could. Eventually, his son’s condition prompted Mr. Ellenson to abandon a successful advertising