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Teen with cerebral palsy stuns mom by walking at graduation

An Ohio teenager who has cerebral palsy and was never expected to be able to walk has shocked her family by doing just that at her high school graduation.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017

Teens tinker to design Car-Aid device for disabled drivers

Living 17 years with cerebral palsy, Hayden Stipe has difficulty with fine motor skills and walking. Although he can drive by using an existing hand-control system that a professional installs …

10-year-old immigrant with cerebral palsy released

U.S. authorities on Friday released a 10-year-old immigrant girl with cerebral palsy who had been detained by border agents after surgery because she is in the U.S. without legal permission.

Yoga can be an effective therapy for children with special needs

As she stands on her tiptoes – stretching her arms and legs and lengthening her entire body – 9-year-old Samantha Carlson takes a deep breath and smiles. “Stretch out high,” …

Donors, family give boy the gift of ‘zoom’

Eleven-year-old Trayton Larsen traded his walker for a shiny, new, red three-wheeler last Thursday and said he could “zoom” 100 mph. “Awesome,” he told the sheriff’s volunteers who joined his …

Shriners to bill insurers for care

The Shriners intend to collect money from insurers and taxpayer-subsidized health programs for the first time, a change that should prevent the closure of its Spokane hospital and five others …

Children’s hospital on the forefront

As Sam Barker walks in a brisk figure-eight pattern, his parents can only shake their heads and marvel. The 14-year-old from Kellogg was born with cerebral palsy, and he has …