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Jennifer Matthews: Two-year-old Evelyn Meyer is stuck in a body that won't listen to her brain. She has Rett syndrome. A neurological disroder found mostly in girls. Evelyn works with therapists five days a week. Today mom and dad watch as this horse helps her build muscles. Evelyn also sees a speech pathologist to help build other muscles -- ones to help her swallow. Pamela Clarke-Levens: Evelyn's difficulty was actually getting a strong swallow, so that when she swallowed, she still had food sitting in her throat. Good girl -- you did it! Jennifer Matthews: Speech pathologist Pamela Clarke-Levens attaches a device called vitalstim to Evelyn. It sends small electrical currents into her neck. Pamela Clarke-Levens: It helps those muscles to move stronger and faster. Jennifer Matthews: It's helped thousands of patients with all types of swallowing problems -- even stroke and cancer patients. Laurie McCarthy-Meyer: It's a simple pleasure that we all kind of take for granted. Jennifer Matthews: It may not seem like much, but this spoonful of pudding gives Evelyn a chance to enjoy the simple pleasures in life. This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.
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