Allyson was born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect that occurs when the spinal column fails to close completely. The condition has left Allyson confined to a wheelchair. In addition, she has cerebral palsy and suffers from frequent seizures. Allyson has already endured countless surgeries in her young life with perhaps even more in the future. While Allyson’s condition prevents her from doing many of the same things as other kids her age, one thing she can do – and does very well! – is to swim. She’s definitely doing quite a lot of that in her very own, brand new swimming pool!