Over $15,000 Given in Grants!
Sara received a grant from Rise Again to attend a Pediatric Locomotor Training in Louisville, KY. She is a PT at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. Rise Again paid for the course as well as mileage. Sara will bring her updated knowledge back to Pittsburgh!
Deja (DuBois, PA) attended 20 sessions of locomotor training at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh summer of 2015. She had a blast walking on the treadmill and riding her bike to warm up. Deja played games while she did the different phases of the walking. She is so proud to have completed the 7 weeks of walking. She is much stronger. She sits up straighter so her spine isn’t in a ‘S’ curve due to weak muscles. She has a bit of a pushing motion with her legs and an even stronger pulling motion with her legs. She stands up straighter because before she couldn’t stand upright (with braces). Her muscles were too tight on one side and too weak on the opposing side to allow her to straighten out. Her balance is much better. Rise Again provided a grant to pay for mileage of driving back and forth from DuBois to Pittsburgh and for staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
Alex (Cranberry Twp., PA) attended 60 sessions of physical therapy in Louisville, KY as part of the University of Louisville Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery. They are the experts in developing and researching activity based therapy and recovery in spinal cord injuries. Rise Again allowed Alex and his family to stay at the Ronald McDonald House for 12 weeks and for reimbursement for mileage. You can see Alex in action since he was part of a media campaign promoting the pediatric program. The link is www.UofLforKids.com. Here is an update as to how Alex is today. https://youtu.be/jg4iyjujvXA