Sasha is a little girl with big ideas. When she meets a new furry friend at the orthotic clinic, Sasha is excited to share her experiences with bracing and lets everyone know that leg braces are super cool.
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.
Pets who wear orthotic bracing
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. 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." ~Jennifer Latham Robinson