An Innowalk from Variety allows Jessica to move freely for the first time
Fourteen-year-old Jessica, who lives in Devon, has cerebral palsy, and is unable to stand or walk unaided. As she’s grown older, her muscles have increasingly stiffened, which is a result of having too much muscle tone – a feature of her condition. Not having the freedom to move independently has an impact on Jessica’s self-esteem, while a lack of physical exercise over the long-term means she may develop even more muscle tightness. It also places her at an increased risk of contracting a number of chronic diseases. Here, mum Katherine tells us about the life-changing difference an Innowalk from Variety has made to her daughter.