Girl With Cerebral Palsy Dances Without Walker For First Time

By Sara Gates

Taylor may need a walker to get around, but that doesn’t stop her from dancing.

The 6 year-old girl, who has cerebral palsy, dances with a little help from her mom, Dana Florence, and the assistance of a new invention. In a video posted to YouTube on Sunday, Taylor busts a move without a walker for the first time to her favorite song, Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble.”

“It was so beautiful,” Florence told The Huffington Post, adding that Taylor was able to “move in ways that she never moved before,” such as side-to-side and forward and back.

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Business Club Delivers Special Bike to Girl with Cerebral Palsy

By Taylor Langston

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) –

Kira Berry is no average 4-year-old girl. Her life today is more of a miracle than her parents ever thought possible.

“Doctors gave us worst case scenario that she wouldn’t be past the physical or mental age of 5 months,” her mom Tiffany says.

Kira has cerebral palsy, making tasks like walking a challenge.

But she has stepped over the hurdles in her life, overcoming all odds and silencing the critics.

She gets stronger every day, thanks to treatments, her dad’s gentle helping hand, and mom’s unfailing encouragement.

And even though she’s as independent as all 4-year-olds can be, she’s getting a bit of help from a group of Lubbock business leaders.

AMBUCS, the American Businesses Club, is on a mission to provide mobility to kids with disabilities.

They provide Amtrykes, therapeutic bicycles that make mobility easier and more fun while making kids stronger.

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Elementary School Student Awarded for Raising Money for CP

By Holly Schoenstein

Tallmadge — Over the past two years, Rachel Prior, a 5th grade student at Munroe Elementary School, has raised more than $4,000 for cerebral palsy.

In recognition of her fundraising efforts, Prudential Financial Inc., in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals [NASSP], honored Rachel as a Distinguished Finalist for Ohio in the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

Michael Allison, a representative of the NASSP, gave her an engraved bronze medallion during the Tallmadge Board of Education meeting March 19.

Rachel, who has a friend with cerebral palsy, founded the Elm Trail Race in 2012, a community fun run that raises money for the United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland. She started the fun run because she and other youth are too young to run with her friend’s Akron Marathon team.

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