Monthly Feature: Daniel Oakes

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By Danny & Angie Oakes

Daniel is a 13 year old boy who was born premature weighing 2 lbs 10 oz. He is very social and loves baseball (especially the Royals), hockey, horses and the outdoors. He is a friend to everyone he meets. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) at 15 months old. His type of CP is spastic diplegic, which mainly affects his lower extremities and some involvement in his upper extremities. He walks with help from a reverse walker or forearm crutches. He has had many surgeries,  his last one taking place on July 7. He is undergoing extensive rehab strengthening and learning to walk again. He received a bike from Variety that will not only help strengthen his legs, but will allow him to ride bicycles with his brothers and friends. His new bicycle allows him to forget about doctor appointments, therapies and just allows him to be kid. Thank you Variety!



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