Sadie's Story


Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation

At three years old Sadie began having seizures.  She was initially diagnosed with Epilepsy and put on medication.  She continued to have seizures and within two months she was having more than 100 seizures per day.  By December Sadie was diagnosed with Rasmussen’s Encephalitis, a rare neurological disorder.  After multiple surgeries at Cleveland Clinic to disconnect and remove Sadie’s right side of her brain and treat bacterial meningitis to the remaining left side of her brain Sadie and her family returned home to start intensive therapy services at Ability KC.  Sadie’s family and therapists focused on getting her back to crawling, walking, eating and verbally communicating through physical, occupational and speech therapy. Today, 11 years later Sadie returns to Ability KC for therapy services over the summer.  Her goals now include functional life skills and becoming more independent.

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