Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Susan Lucci and Liza Huber Work To Shine Light on Cerebral Palsy

Former Passions star Liza Huber recently had a life-changing moment, watching her 7-year-old son, Brendan, walk after intense surgery.

"Brendan can now walk up the stairs, what we call reciprocal motion," Huber described. "I was sobbing the first time I saw it."

Brendan has cerebral palsy, a neurological disease that affects muscle movement.

"He is thriving, the decision that Liza made on Brendan's behalf will give him such an improved quality of life," said Huber's mother, All My Children legend and Devious Maids star Susan Lucci.

Both women are passionate about their support of United Cerebral Palsy of New York.

"United Cerebral Palsy of New York provides critical services and programs for people with disabilities in New York City and as a mother of a little boy that has Cerebral Palsy I really know first hand how important these services are," Huber said.

"There is so little known about CP, that’s why Liza and I wanted to step up to the plate and shine a light on it and the amazing work UCP is doing," Lucci explained. "It's to give them the technology, the whole world is about technology now, and the simple things to brush their teeth, to put on their shoes, the things you take for granted."

This powerhouse mom and daughter duo is teaming up to host this year's 'Women Who Care' luncheon, to honor female role models, who are caregivers, philanthropists and business leaders in the community.

Huber and Lucci spoke to WPIX in New York this week about their dedication to the cause. Watch their segment below.

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