The following is an excerpt from an article by Brady Delander of The O&P
Edge, March 2008. The article provides a glimpse into the life of 9-year-old
Hannah Ganoe who survived a postoperative stroke after the removal a brain tumor
when she was just 1 year-old. Hannah is thriving today, thanks in part to the
WalkAide device and certified orthotist Marleta Ouverson’s creative clinical
“As Hannah Ganoe plays basketball, she uses a bit too much muscle.
Instead of dropping her shots softly through the hoop, she rears back and fires
the foam ball right off the Dora the Explorer backboard, and the ball ends up
somewhere in the kitchen-on top of the refrigerator, on the counter, in the
sink-anywhere but through the net. With each wild shot, though, Hannah smiles
and laughs before chasing after the rebound, anxious to shoot again.
For Hannah, this is one of many small miracles that have happened in her
life so far. And if anyone deserves such miracles, it's Hannah...
…Hannah, who says she likes art, music, and physical education classes
the best at Mountain View Elementary in Broomfield, could barely be contained
after being fit with the WalkAide.”
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