• Meet Robyn Cummins from World CP Day

    My work as a disability advocate has introduced me to people, opportunities from around the globe. I’m particularly proud to be a member of the first World CP Day Committee. I had the honor of interviewing Robyn Cummins from World CP Day (WCPD), which was founded in 2012, and is now celebrated in 62 countries. Robyn

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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: 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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  • Dancing with SDR!

    SDR Update Today is my anniversary. Six months ago (on 3/29/13), I had selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery. It’s the only surgical procedure that can permanently remove tightness caused by spastic diplegia, the most common type of cerebral palsy. My four month follow-up visit in St. Louis with Dr. T.S. Park went well. He was thrilled

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  • From SDR Surgery to Rock Climbing!

    I recently purchased a Living Social deal for four indoor rock climbing sessions. I’ve never done it before, so I have to get ready! Jon, my physical therapist at Plantation Medical Rehab & Wellness, created this contraption. Unfortunately, the volume on my camera stinks so you may not be able hear him explaining what we

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