Brielle taking independent steps with her new braces!

Brielle had her best day at physical therapy today!!  She wore her new KAFO’s (leg braces) and they are fitting perfectly.  She did one whole hour of walking and standing.  She started out walking with her forearm crutches for about 75 feet, then with instruction, she started taking some steps independently.  After that, she took some time out to play at the kitchen (made some pizza and coffee for grandma) and then walked carrying her plate of pizza “just like Cinderella does” Brielle said, approximately another 25 feet to the padded table to serve the food she made at the kitchen. 

We are so proud of her accomplishments, this is VERY hard work for Brielle and she gives her physical therapy sessions 110%.  Check out the videos below to see her blood, sweat and tears… ok, well, maybe just sweat and tears… or just tears (video 2).

Click below to watch her walking with the forearm crutches:

 

Click below to watch Brielle take independent steps!

 Click below to watch her carrying the pizza on a plate “like Cinderella does” to grandma: