4-year-old girl who suffered stroke learns to walk again

Four-year-old Bailee is learning to walk again - and proving doctors wrong.

Her journey to getting back on her feet started last December after doctors confirmed she suffered a stroke 

"She was slumped over on her right side so," said Staci Lowry, her mother. "But in my mind kids don't have strokes."

Bailee was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 2 years old.  But after the stroke her mom says her daughter's future looked bleak.

"They weren't sure how much she would progress because they weren't sure how much it had affected," Staci said.

But when Bailee started therapy at Detroit Children's Hospital of Michigan things began to look up for her.

The staff  there says that if it were not for the intense therapy, Bailee would be in the same state she was in, right after having her stroke.

Thanks to three sessions a week, Bailee is walking again. 

"Therapy is good for helping people," said Torre Church of Detroit Children's Hospital of Michigan. "She much stronger, has much more endurance."

But the intense therapy for Bailee was so demanding on her mother's schedule that she lost her job.

"It's been hard but it could have been a lot worse," Staci said. "I count my blessings."

Still, the family says they will not lose sight of what really matters and that's Bailee getting better.  They started a GoFundMe to help with her care 

"The prognosis might look bleak but I'm a praying person," Staci said.

Bailee will start kindergarten in the fall and her mom says they are looking forward to brighter days.

Find the GoFundMe by clicking HERE.

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