Casey in 2007
Casey is a long-time World Pediatric Project patient who suffers from spina bifida, a condition that prevents many children from ever learning how to walk . . . but Casey has never been one to take no for an answer!
We first met Casey in 2007 when he and his mother traveled to Richmond for emergency neurosurgery a few weeks after he was born. Since then, Casey has been followed closely by World Pediatric Project teams that travel to the Eastern Caribbean. Last year, thanks to the generosity of friends like you, WPP physiotherapist Kim Wesdock was able to create small leg braces for Casey to help stabilize his ankles and calves, allowing him to stand on his own for the first time ever! Kim hoped that with physical therapy Casey would eventually be able to walk on his own.
In June, when a World Pediatric Project team arrived in St. Vincent, they were greeted with a beautiful sight… Casey was not only standing on his own, but was walking as well! Thank you for making this truly life-changing miracle possible for Casey, his family, and for our medical volunteers!
Casey with a new twister cable to help stabilize!
Casey in 2011, standing on his own!