Mike and Simone first noticed the unusual way 20-month-old Calla would sit when a family member brought it to their attention. Calla also seemed to have trouble straightening her leg. Eventually, she was diagnosed with a mild form of cerebral palsy.
“It was definitely a challenging moment for us, as a family.”
Calla began to attend physiotherapy several times a week as part of a research study, with the goal of strengthening muscles and practicing movement patterns. That time commitment makes Calla’s physiotherapy treatments a family affair, with her four-year-old brother tagging along as well.
Though Calla has some work ahead of her, her outlook is positive. “We’re a very active family and our hope for Calla is that she gets to enjoy everything that she wants to in life.”