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#MiracleMonday – Meet Alyssa!

Alyssa Glick was 10-years-old when she got a fever and began to lose feeling in her legs. By the time she got to a local hospital, she lost feeling from her chest to her feet. Alyssa had an AVM on her spine, an abnormal collection of blood vessels, which left her paralyzed, even after a surgery performed by a specialty neurosurgeon. That’s when Alyssa and her family came to PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick.

With the help of her doctors, occupational therapist, child life specialist, and physical therapist, Alyssa made remarkable progress. On the night of her birthday, Alyssa hit a huge milestone in her recovery and was able to move her foot. Through the use of state of the art equipment, including a ZeroG machine, Alyssa eventually relearned and regained the ability to walk on her own. She left the hospital after three months of inpatient care and continued to visit for outpatient care. Alyssa is now able to walk, jump, and even ride a bike thanks to the incredible progress she made since she had first come to Children’s Specialized Hospital.