• My Journey from SDR to Special Books by Special Kids

    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. Applying for SDR  At

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  • Kelly’s Choice Radio Show Interview

    I will be on Kelly’s Choice Radio Show (click on the link to listen) with Edwina Wilson on today, March 3, from 2-3 p.m. EST discussing Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, SDR, What CP Looks Like and more! I’m honored to be on the show two years in a row. Let’s Talk Cerebral Palsy on Love860AMWAEC! Click listen

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  • SDR Update: Pilates and Physical Therapy

    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

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  • After SDR: Touching Toes

    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

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  • SDR Update: 2.5 Years Post-Op

    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.

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  • After SDR: A Balancing Act

    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

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  • National Cerebral Palsy Day 2015: My SDR Story Featured on Daily Concepts!

    Thank you to Daily Concepts for featuring my story in honor of National Cerebral Palsy Day! I continue to share my story so that more adults adults and children can benefit from SDR. I celebrate my two-year SDR Anniversary on Sunday! Thank you, Dr. Park!

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  • SDR: Life-Changing Surgery for Cerebral Palsy

    I’m thrilled that my first article for The Huffington Post, SDR: Life-Changing Surgery for Cerebral Palsy,  is reaching so many people! Please share the link on social media. Comment by clicking on the link and posting below the article to help me raise awareness for SDR. Thank you all for supporting me along my journey.

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