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Melissa Pitts

Melissa PittsMelissa Pitts is a caregiver for her son Alex, who suffered a C/6-C/7 complete spinal cord injury during labor and delivery. His twin brother, Ryan, had a normal delivery. Alex has received multiple types of therapy, including activity-based therapy which Melissa, a physical therapist, has used with some of her own patients. Every day, Melissa sees the benefits it brings to Alex in improved health and muscle mass, and credits the Reeve Foundation for its widespread support of activity-based therapy and its efforts to train and encourage others to participate in its use. Melissa now eloquently argues in support of innovative interventions, and even produced a video appeal to President Bush.




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