How long can you live with cerebral palsy?
The average life expectancy for children with CP can range from around 25 years to around 70 years (or that of an unaffected person), depending on the severity of the CP diagnosis. This chart from the US National Library of Medicine is a good illustration of these survival curves.
Do you die from cerebral palsy?
Similar to autoimmune diseases like AIDS, a person does not die from cerebral palsy, but from the complications that arise from severe cases.
Does cerebral palsy get worse with age?
Cerebral palsy does not get worse with age, but the symptoms may change over time.