Wednesday, April 17, 2013

An Independent Walker, Cerebral Palsy Won't Stop This Girl!

Two years ago Nina had a Selective Dorzal Rhizotomy. It basically means that half of the nerve rootlings from her spinal chord were cut.

She has spactic diplegia cerebral palsy, which means that mainly her legs were affected...and they were really affected. The truth is, we had very little hope of her ever walking independently. In the picture bellow you can see how high she was on her toes, and that was her trying to get her heels down, mostly her weight was on her big toes. You can also see that even with her braces on, her heels did not touch the floor, she was still high on her toes.

But Nina is a fighter, a survivor, and she is walking independently. That is, most of the time, except for very morning at school as she walked down the hall to her classroom.

Well, this morning we realized her teacher forgot to drop off the walker in the office, where we usually pick it up. I told Nina to go ahead and begin walking while I got checked in so I could help her. it turns out, she did not need my help.

Yeah, today, I am claiming my daughter to be an independent walker! Watch her go!


  1. Go, Nina! You are amazing.

  2. Nina, I am so very proud of you!!! You have worked so hard and it shows! The world is YOURS Nina, the world is yours.

  3. Wow! And she's so fast! Congratulations to both of you!

  4. So proud of you Nina! You really rock, kiddo! :)

  5. wowee!! Cant wait till I can claim the same!!

    Dreams do come true x


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