Chloe Bonario was recently selected by her therapists as the Heinz Rehab Kids Wish Network Hero of the Month. Now ten years old, Chloe has been receiving therapy services for cerebral palsy since she was very young.
Born eight weeks early, Chloe had difficulty walking and was unable to transfer off of the floor. She has had Botox injections, surgery on both of her legs, and she has had to wear leg braces.
Chloe has made amazing progress over the years. She is now able to walk, run and hop on her own. She is doing so well that she has progressed to custom fitted shoe inserts, instead of the leg braces.
She no longer requires Physical Therapy sessions on a weekly basis, but continues attending the Fitness Program at Heinz Rehab.
Chloe is extremely motivated, has a very positive attitude, and has wonderful family support. She has worked so hard and is seeing great benefits and progress from her “never-give-up spirit.” Chloe was chosen for the Hero of the Month honor because she is a tremendous role model to the other children that receive services at Heinz Rehab
The Abington Journal
Clarks Summitt, Pennsylvania