Moberly Student a "Hero" as He Tackles Cerebral Palsy

Moberly Student a "Hero" as He Tackles Cerebral Palsy

By Greg Dailey

Tina Fisher knows her son is one of a kind for all he has been through in the past.

“I often tell Corey that he is my hero,” she said.

Yet Corey Fisher, a freshman at Moberly High School, wants to be more than just a hero for his mother.

“I’m eventually wanting to go into the army after I get out of high school, because that’s what I’ve always dreamed about, ” he said.

Corey was born a triplet, along with his siblings Elizabeth and Jacob. However, he stayed at the hospital one month after his brother and sister were released. When he was just six months old, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

“We noticed that his thumbs would curl in his hand, which is typically a sign of that,” said Matt Fisher, Corey’s father.

Corey began taking speech therapy at a young age, but the amount of hospital visits only increased with his age. At five years old, he underwent a dorsal rhizotomy, a five-hour operation which cut nerves in his spinal column to alleviate pressure. When he was nine, both of his femurs were purposely broken and adjusted. Currently, the 15 year old has had nine surgeries performed on him, the latest about two years ago.

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