Five-year old Haleigha loves to do all the things that most kids her age do—it’s just a bit harder for her. Haleigha has hemiplegia, a kind of paralysis that she was diagnosed with after having a stroke at age two. Sometimes children are born with the disorder, which doctors liken to a form of cerebral palsy.
After three years of specialized constraint-induced movement therapy for her upper extremities, administered at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, Haleigha’s muscles have become much stronger and more usable. The therapy involves putting the child’s stronger arm in a cast during a three-hour daily session for three weeks, forcing them to use the weaker one to perform basic tasks. “She couldn’t walk and since then, she’s grown and she can do many things,” Haleigha’s mother Sheline said of her daughter’s progress. This unique therapy has helped so many children with rare disorders find hope in an often long road to healing.
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