Karolinka, 4 years old, underwent an SDR (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy) surgery in St. Luis Children’s Hospital earlier this year while staying at the Gift from The Heart Foundation’s House in Schiller Park during her February / March 2010 treatment.
As of today, Karolika is much more comfortable waking and has the abilities she didn’t posses before the surgery – such as stop and go… something we take for granted. Mom and dad are cheering at every sign of progress – standing on Karolika’s toes has been the latest success. “I have hope when I look at her old videos I can’t believe the difference the surgery has made –and there is so much more potential” says mom. Karolinka is very independent – she wants to do everything herself and as of September this year, she is attending kindergarten – “I am so proud of her” Mom adds.
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