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Sadie and Claire McCallum - Curb ClimberThe real story behind the Amazing Curb Climber
May 31, 2016
Read about Sadie, 9. She has cerebral palsy and invented an all-terrain walker called the Amazing Curb Climber. Read more...

HunterHunter’s story: Oh, the places he’ll go!
March 10, 2016
Hunter won't let cerebral palsy or hip dysplasia keep him from his active lifestyle! The fearless fourth grader loves to hike on his family's 20-acre property in Maine, with his mobility service dog, Wendy by his side. Read more about the dynamic pair and Hunter's journey to recovery. Read more...

Cerebral palsy can’t this slow this coxswain
October 15, 2015
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 2, Caroline, the 4’11” coxswain for a Division 1 women’s rowing team shows the power of determination. Read more...

How running with Team Hoyt changed father's life
June 18, 2015
Elijah had a rough start in life. He didn't take his first breath until two-and-a-half minutes after birth; then he developed seizures. He was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. His parents Brian and Leah made sure to fine the best care for Elijah. But Brian wanted more. He wanted a father-son activity. He found what he was looking for and much more when he started running with Team Hoyt. Read more...

“I got a bike!”: Adaptive bike brings freedom to boy with cerebral palsy
May 5, 2015
Hunter Ripley, a 7-year old with cerebral palsy, has won an adaptive bike from The Great Bike Giveaway. Learn about his care at Boston Children's Hospital. Read more...


Spinal surgery for spasticity: How Adam got to like his legs again
April 10, 2015
Adam was angry at his legs: Because of cerebral palsy, he couldn't sit crisscross, walked in a crouch and was constantly falling. After a spinal operation called selective dorsal rhizotomy, plus intensive physical therapy, he's on his way to keeping up with the other boys. Read more...

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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