Cerebral Palsy: Patient Stories
Natalie Davis' Story
Standing Tall, Scoring Goals
Natalie Davis with nurse Caryn Summerville and
physical therapist France Malate from her RIC care
Natalie Davis, 11, is no stranger to therapy. She has had ongoing treatments, medication and medical techniques to manage the effects of cerebral palsy since she was a baby. Today, after a muscle-lengthening surgery in January and extended rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago — including cutting-edge robot-assisted walking therapy — she is ready to take on the world... or at least the competitors on the soccer field.