Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Monthly, we focus on a different disability afflicting children in America and specifically in North Carolina. One of the most common genetic birth defects, affecting one out of every 691 babies, is Down Syndrome.  Sometimes you know something about a disability, and...
Camp LUCK: More Than Just a Camp

Camp LUCK: More Than Just a Camp

“It’s more than a camp; it’s an attitude… and changing attitudes changes lives.” When most kids go camping, they don’t get on a plane and fly across the country. But for Kim Jackson and her son, Jacob, traveling from North Carolina to California was their...
Spina Bifida Clinics

Spina Bifida Clinics

Running back and forth to different specialists can be very time consuming for kids with spina bifida. When there is an emergency, or specific problem to address, it’s not that inconvenient. But sometimes families wish they could combine “check up”...
Hippotherapy at Misty Meadows Mitey Riders

Hippotherapy at Misty Meadows Mitey Riders

What is hippotherapy? It’s horseback riding designed specifically for the disabled. Many people with cerebral palsy have benefited from this unique therapy, especially in the area of gait training. The movement of the horse affects the rider’s posture,...