Meet Alyssa!



Meet 11-year-old Alyssa. She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. She has endured more than a dozen surgeries, including a failed procedure on her hands. She cannot walk or stand without assistance. Alyssa tries to put these and other obstacles aside to remain positive.

Alyssa, also known as Ally, has several interests. She likes watching YouTube videos about animals and babies. Her favorite film is the classic Turner and Hooch, as well as other movies featuring dogs as the lead characters. Her favorite outdoor activity is horseback riding and horse therapy. She also used to compete in a Special Olympics soccer team. Ally has fun dressing up and being glamorous. She aspires to be a magazine model for people with disabilities—Ally got her wheel in the door when she was featured on a billboard advertising her local hospital. She will succeed at her goal, too. Ally is resilient and determined. This beautiful girl is the unstoppable force against her roadblocks. Keep an eye out for Ally. She might be seen on a magazine cover with a grand smile that says, “I did it!”

Ally received a bathroom modification to make bathing easier and safer. Her old bathtub was too small, with no guard rails, and it was difficult for mom to get her in and out of the bath. Special thanks to the Schell Brothers contractors in Delaware for sponsoring her new bathtub and doing an amazing job with the install! She now has space to enjoy her bathroom safely!