Since birth, Ronnie has demonstrated bravery and courage during medical struggles. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy, a disorder of movement, the 15-year-old has always participated in physical and occupational therapy to treat the weakness on the left side of his body. Despite the physical challenges that accompany cerebral palsy, Ronnie has worked hard to achieve his goals; he was even able to start playing freshman football at his high school.
If Ronnie’s bravery wasn’t clear enough already, he recently faced another challenge. During a football game, he suffered a traumatic femur fracture on the field. He required surgery and was hospitalized at Children’s Hospital Colorado at Memorial. Although he was in intense pain, he worked even harder in both therapies during this hospitalization.
“Ronnie was always polite and respectful, even during challenging activities that caused increased pain,” recalls his nominating Physical Therapist. “He also demonstrated a genuine appreciation for the care and support that he received in the hospital.”
KWN is proud to honor Ronnie, not only for his willingness to go through painful therapies, but for his continued bravery as he fights his cerebral palsy.
Way to go Ronnie!