Zoey's Story

"Our journey coming here to CECO started by looking for alternatives, not just regular physical therapy or occupation therapy. I wanted something more for our daughter Zoey." - Arlene, Zoey's Mom

Zoey & Jasmine

What Brought You to CECO?
Our journey coming here to CECO started by looking for alternatives, not just regular physical therapy or occupation therapy. I wanted something more for our daughter Zoey. I read a parent blog about conductive education, so I did a research online and found CECO. It was really close to my home and they had a Youngsters Program available! Enrolled Zoey in the next school year, which is the past year 2016-2017. We did the Youngsters Program, once a week, 2-hours a day of therapy. Everybody here was so welcoming, so loving, the conductors and all of the assistants have been so awesome. Our daughter loves it here!

How Did Your Journey Begin?
Zoey was born with a lack of oxygen. She was diagnosed with HIE (Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy), and she had some brain injury. We knew a week after her birth that she had some damage to her brain. Since then, we have been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and its been a hard road for us. Zoey has some challenges; she's hypotonic, meaning her body is just low muscle tone, so she doesn't really have a lot of head control. She doesn't roll or crawl or sit, but her head control is getting a lot better. They're working really hard with that here at CECO. 

What Are You Hopes for Zoey's Future?
I just want to be able to see her sit up. I hope to see her rolling, which is a concern. We don't want her to get any sores on her body or anything like that. So, hopefully, rolling! Head control is another important step, and then maybe we can start to get her to eat more solid food!

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