"Jacquie believed it was an idea that could make a difference for other families, and she launched the nonprofit to shift perception of disability and promote inclusion. Now, the all-volunteer organization makes and gives away these walkercapes for free. In three years, they’ve sent over 1200 to pediatric therapy clinics, rehabilitation hospitals and directly to families around the world."
"[Cerebral Palsy] is such a footnote to who she is and I feel like it’s really important for us as a family to live that,” Jacquie said. “How would any of us feel if we were defined by the thing that is the least of us?"
“Walkers haven’t really changed,” Jacquie told me. “They’re functional but there’s no design factor. Sofia loved ballet, and was taking lessons at Tutu School. I had the beginnings of an idea to incorporate her interests and express them with her walker.”
"As I read on, I started to frame an approach to this new normal in my mind. Cerebral Palsy is non-progressive. This was Sofia’s floor, and there wasn’t anyone who could forecast where the ceiling would be for her."