In this moving blog post, disability advocate Nicole Luongo gets real about being the girl who walked funny, how it affected her life and how it inspires her to raise awareness for cerebral palsy, the most common physical disability in childhood.
Go for gold! Cerebral palsy advocate Nicole Luongo discusses the three things she did after selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery to win at life like an Olympian.
Cerebral Palsy & SDR I have cerebral palsy (CP) and in 2012, I stumbled across information on Facebook about a life-changing surgery called selective dorsal rhizotomy, or SDR. I’d just turned 39, wondered why I’d never heard about a procedure that could have made me — and my legs — navigate the world much easier.
Nearly 3.5 years after my surgery, I finally found something worthy of some of my fundraising money: a purple (my favorite color) AeroPilates Reformer Plus purchased on eBay! I’ve heard about the benefits of Pilates, and I’ve wanted to try it. I know it will work my muscles in an entirely different way. Jumping around
I have cerebral palsy. Since seeing is believing, I thought I’d show you how I’m living life FREE of spasticity. Selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery (SDR) changes lives! There is NO benefit to spasticity! The frustrating part as an adult with CP, is that doctors don’t tell you this information (many of them don’t have a
Note: I could run prior to SDR but I don’t have any video of it. It used to feel like I was walking thru mud before SDR. Now, walking, running, etc. is easier and much smoother. Watch the PRE-SDR videos on my YouTube Channel. Then, leave a comment telling me what differences you see.
So be sure when you step, Step with CARE and great TACT. And remember that Life’s a great Balancing Act!” ~Dr Seuss: Oh, The Places You’ll Go! I have cerebral palsy. I had selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) with Dr. T.S. Park. I’m 2.5 years (and one month) post-op. Here’s a progress video documenting my improved
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” –Albert Einstein Note: I have cerebral palsy. I had selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) on March 29, 2013. The number one goal on my post-SDR bucket list? Learn to ride a two-wheel bike. Bike Camp Day 1: I turned 41 today! Thanks
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who