Tori has suffered from Hemiplegia Cerebral Palsy since she was an infant.
She could move her fingers and hand, however, her left arm was locked across her tummy. Her left foot would often drag when walking causing her to trip.
Tori's mother went on to say she has never been able to straighten or raise her left arm although she could move her fingers and move her hand.
Make – A – Wish foundation gifted Tori a trip to Disney-World in Orlando.
Tori and her mother attended workshops in New York and while there they met Charles and Linda Van Kessler who suggested she visit at BrainTek.
About twenty minutes of protocol, Tori said her left arm was tingling. I told her to extend her left arm.
I remember her mother stood up to remind me she couldn't move the arm. She did raise the arm.
About fifteen minutes later, she said her left foot was tingling. I told her to point her foot toward the door in front of her; she did. I told her to point her foot towards her head; she did.
Tori and her mother left for lunch.
Moments later, Tori stuck her head in my office and ask me if I had also done her foot. I reminded her that we had her pointing her foot toward the door and pointing it toward her head. She told me she was walking just fine.
Later that same day, Dr. D worked hard to hold back the tears as Tori showed her new movements to the pharmacy manger.
The picture to the above left is from a video Tori made telling of her experience.
The two pictures below are of Tori and I two years later.
The pictures to the left detail her first visit in a wheel chair, paralyzed left arm at 15 1/2 years of age to 2 years later and 7 years later.