Published: Mon, July 09, 2018
Medicine | By Douglas Stevenson

Little Girl With Cerebral Palsy Walks For The First Time

Little Girl With Cerebral Palsy Walks For The First Time

"She's doing it. You've done it for like a minute", the girl's brother can be heard saying in the video.

In May of this year, Maya's family traveled to St. Louis Children's Hospital in Missouri where Maya had undergone a surgical procedure known as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy.

Watch as this attractive little girl, Maya Tisdale, walks for the very first time.

Maya's mother, Ann Tisdale, stated that despite her daughter's diagnosis, Maya remained very independent and wanted to do everything that her older brothers do. "I'm walking! Yes!. I even took a big step".

Before she turned 2 years old, however, Maya was diagnosed with spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.

Then she promptly stands back up and walks a few more steps before exclaiming: "I'm walking, yes!" I can't even put into words how we are feeling.

Tisdale said that although Maya had been using the assistance of a walker since she was 1, Maya really desired to walk independently.

Maya's family stated that the procedure would reduce Maya's spasticity permanently and give Maya to live without much pain. "She was a micro-preemie", Tisdale said. "She loves sitting criss cross on the floor, walking with her canes, flexing her feet, wiggling her toes and most of all dancing".

The predicted timeline was around six months, but on July 1, about seven weeks post-surgery, Maya took her first steps.

Maya has cerebral palsy and has been going through therapy to learn how to walk.

"Maya still has CP (cerebral palsy)". We just couldn't believe it. "But to just to have those first steps and knowing that it's possible is so great for her and our family".

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