CASE STUDY: Seven-year-old girl overcomes disability to finish virtual charity run

CASE STUDY: Seven-year-old girl overcomes disability to finish virtual charity run

The child has been supported to attain maximum movement and establish proper seating posture by utilizing a Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer, Activity Chair and Supine Stander from Jiraffe.

A seven-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has actually raised ₤ 600 for charity by completing a virtual run utilizing equipment supplied by postural assistance specialist Jiraffe.

Wren Steer, from Newcastle upon Tyne, was diagnosed with spastic paralysis from a young age due to issues that came as a result of being born with cytomegalovirus– likewise called hereditary CMV.

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Wrens mum, Anna, stated: “We are extremely happy of Wrens accomplishment. She is non-mobile without the assistance of her Pacer and is identified to continue making development.” Without Jiraffe, Wren could not access things like learning, socialising at school and so much more.

” Its something to finish a 50m virtual run, but to raise a considerable quantity for charity too makes this a genuine accomplishment which Wren ought to take pride in.

” Without Jiraffe, Wren couldnt access things like learning, hanging out at school therefore much more. She can now take part in PE and hug her buddies (before Covid-19). In the house, her pacer makes her a very huggable little sis!”

” Riftons Pacers are everything about encouraging development and making sure absolutely nothing stands between a kid and the locations they want to go. Wren is a shining example of what can be achieved with the best guidance and devices– were so delighted to have had the ability to support her en route to this accomplishment.”

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Wren recently completed a 50m virtual run, utilizing her Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer, in support of Heel and Toe– a charity that provides therapy to disabled kids in the North East.

Richard Harvey, National Clinical Training Manager at Jiraffe, commented: “Were happy to hear that the Pacer has actually handled to make such an amazing distinction to Wrens life.

The Rifton Pacer Gait Trainer is a system comprising of an upper frame with an option of bases to accommodate users with a broad series of capabilities in a variety of settings.

It helps attain appropriate positioning and provides the dynamic weight-bearing and weight shifting required for a more natural gait pattern and simpler stepping.

Wrens mum, Anna, stated: “We are very proud of Wrens accomplishment. She is non-mobile without the help of her Pacer and is identified to continue making progress. We cant wait to see what she accomplishes next.