- Pediatric leg bracing (ankle foot orthosis, or AFO) required due to Cerebral Palsy, low or high tone, foot drop, ankle instability, or other gait challenges.
- Orthotic fabrication
- Pets who wear orthotic bracing
- Peer advocacy
- Positive body image
Potential Reader Audience:
- Children who use, or will use, orthotic bracing
- Siblings, friends, and classmates
- Medical practitioners who would like to present patient educational information a child-friendly way
- Teachers focused on promoting diversity-learning
"My childhood experience of visiting the prosthetist was incredibly positive. Like Sasha, I was brought into the fabrication lab at a very young age to see how they made my prosthetic leg. The support I received from my early medical team helped clear the way for my path in advocacy. I'd like to give a shout out to Journey, the first dog I met who wore a prosthesis. There is something really special about meeting an animal like that. Also, I'd like to thank Heather M. Davidson, CO, and Michael Astilla, CO, BOCP, who took the time to read this story and provided me with feedback from a clinician's perspective."