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Shout out to our #projectwalk friends over in Atlanta for giving hope to Tanisha!
January 03, 2017 - A 26-year-old mother of two who was paralyzed in a hit-and-run has taken her first steps 18 months after the accident. Tanisha Harris, who has been rehabilitating with Project Walk of Atlanta, said she appreciates every step of the process in her recovery, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
“Everything I prayed for before, I’m seeing it now,” Harris, who has been fitted with special brace from Hanger Prosthetics, told the news website.
Harris was running errands with her cousin in 2015 when their vehicle was hit from behind. Harris doesn’t recall the accident— which severely bruised her spinal cord and required surgeons to fuse three vertebrae in her neck— but is determined to recover.
“It’s really hard,” she told Fox 5 Atlanta. “It’s hard for me to breathe, it’s hard on my shoulders, it’s hard on everything. But I’ve got to do it— that’s what I want.”
After being treated at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Harris was teamed up with Project Walk Atlanta and began working with exercise physiologist Tony Davenport to strengthen her core muscles, improve her balance and build endurance, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.
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When the therapists realized Bruce loved dancing, they decided to add that into his therapy. While seated, he dabs and dances “The Whip” and “The Nae Nae.” Simply holding himself up and crossing his arms over his eyes to dab builds up the muscles in his stomach and helps him sit upright without falling.
While seated dancing energized Bruce, he experienced a huge surprise when the therapists put him in a harness to get his groove on.
“It was really amazing. He even said, ‘I can dance,’” said mom Lyhoy, 33. “It was really great to be able to see Project Walk incorporate dance into his training.” [source]
Stories like these make us feel all warm inside. To hear inspiring stories of individuals like Bruce, gets us excited about the Project Walk Fun Run & Roll October 1. We hope you'll sign up and join us in our mission of changing the world's view of disability.
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