• Astronaut Suit Helps Boy With Disability Walk For The First Time


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/07/georgie-craig-therasuit_n_6425660.htmlThis little boy just reached a tremendous milestone. Georgie Craig, of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, in England, was diagnosed with global development delay when he was 1 year old, according to his fundraising page. The disability affects his movement and ability to communicate, leaving Georgie, now 3, unable to stand or walk.

    After doing research, his parents learned about a form of therapy involving the Therasuit — a suit that was originally used to help astronauts gain muscle strength after returning from space — Metro reported.

    “When all of this started we had no idea what would happen with Georgie, but to hear a specialist tell us that she’s sure Georgie will walk — that’s just massive for us,” Naomi Jamieson, the boy’s mother, told Scarborough News.

    The child began Therasuit therapy last month, and on Dec. 24, walked without help for the first time.

    “When he was in the suit on Christmas Eve he took 11 unaided steps. It was the best Christmas present we could have ever hoped for and it really was a miracle,” Jamieson said, according to the Daily Mail. ” Read more…