Thursday, December 2, 2010

14-year-old Boy Walks for the First Time



With great pride, Tao, takes big steps through the therapy room to show how he can finally walk on his own. He could hardly move for the first 14 years of his life because there was no physical therapy available in his rural Chinese village to treat his cerebral palsy: Tao’s muscles and joints were locking down. But after a few months of extensive PT and massage, Tao was pedaling a stationary bike and eventually taking steps for the first time. A Children’s Hope program, which brings parents and their children with CP to Beijing, is creating a better quality of life for dozens of kids. The children receive extensive therapy while the parents are educated on how to maintain their child’s maximum range of motion.

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