Andiamo - Reimagining Cerebral Palsy (2) - Flipbook - Page 8
?I feel more independent ?
Rather than helping Tom live a fuller life, his brace was stopping him from doing even the simplest things.
It was painful, cumbersome and didn?t fit into regular shoes. So he and his mum looked to Andiamo for
Tom wanted a treatment that was easy to put on and take off without help, so he could be on time for
the school bus and sit on the floor for school assembly with his friends. He also wanted to be able to play
sports with his dad without wearing huge ?clown shoes?to accommodate the brace.
Treat ment now helps not hinders
Within one month of having his Andiamo treatment, Tom was doing everything he wanted and so much
more. He no longer relied on his parents or teachers to help take it on and off. He could take care of it
He was not only ready for the school bus, sitting at assembly, and playing sports in proper trainers, he
was walking across the O2 Dome in London.
And just after receiving his most recent Andiamo treatment, he completed the Duke of Edinburgh
Award by walking 20 miles in two days.