February 14, 2017

Charlie is WALKING

Charlie has been making huge gains this winter. The biggest change has been his dexterity and ease with his gait trainer - a type of walker that Charlie uses to walk upright. Charlie's original stroke caused severe damage to his corpus callosum, the part of the brain that assists in balance and communication between the brain's two hemispheres. This rendered Charlie unable to walk. In fact, most of our doctors were unsure if Charlie would ever be able to walker. 

But this week, Charlie proved us all wrong. Not only did he take multiple steps in free air with only the use of this leg braces, but he took 45 steps! And there's no stopping him now. Charlie is ready for more more more! Take a look...