• 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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  • Dancing with SDR!

    “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” –Wayne Dyer Today is my SDR Anniversary. Six months ago, I had Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), the only surgical procedure that can permanently remove tightness caused by spastic diplegia, the most

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  • Wade's Words

    “When people believe in you, you can do amazing things in this world.”           –Dwayne Wade I used to be such an avid basketball fan that – at the tender age of two – my love for Julius “Dr. J” Erving earned me the nickname “Doc” bestowed upon me by my brother,

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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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  • JUMPING FOR JOY!

    SDR UPDATE – TEN WEEKS POST-OP: Here I am jumping for joy in physical therapy (PT) at Plantation Medical Rehab & Wellness. Although I could jump before the surgery (not sure if I could jump up on a step), I would not have been able to do this three weeks ago due to lack of

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