This health video will show Cerebral palsy sufferers learning to walk again.
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Jennifer Matthews: Three years ago Shelby Grider was climbing around like other two-year-olds. But cerebral palsy kept her from walking on her own. Doug Wallace: The brain is sending abnormal signals to the muscles to contract. Jennifer Matthews: Doctor Doug Wallace blocks Shelby's abnormal brain signals with a drug called Botox. Doug Wallace: We disconnect the wiring, so the impulse from the brain to the muscle doesn't actually reach the muscle any longer. Jennifer Matthews: And now, look at Shelby go. Research involving children with Cerebral Palsy shows 46% walked better after receiving Botox injections. Renee Grider: This has made an absolutely huge difference in her life. Jennifer Matthews: Shelby's mom says Botox rescued her daughter, just like a fairy tale. Renee Grider: That was my biggest fear, was that she wouldn't have the same chances in life that other kids would. Jennifer Matthews: Now, Shelby does it all. She plays her toy piano. She reads with her mother. And she takes on the staircase at home, all by herself. She says it feels really good. Shelby Grider: When I walk like other people, like everybody else. Jennifer Matthews: This is Jennifer Matthews reporting.
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