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Caitlin's "sticks" are bees-knees

HAPPY GIRL: Lisa Innes watches daughter Caitlin who took part in a Book Week parade at her school at Walloon.
HAPPY GIRL: Lisa Innes watches daughter Caitlin who took part in a Book Week parade at her school at Walloon. Kate Czerny

LISA Innes doesn't know where she would be without the Cerebral Palsy League.

They have been a part of life in the Innes family since her daughter Caitlin was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 16 months.

Now six, the bubbly student receives physiotherapy through CPL Booval to help her use specially-designed 'sticks' and walking frames.

The therapy often involves obstacles courses and walking exercises to help the keen sports-player strengthen her legs and core.

The organisation also helps Lisa and her family source the correct equipment and fill out the mountains of paperwork required to access funding.

"I would be lost without them," Lisa said.

"I really would.

"I use them a lot for advice."

The Innes are one of about 130 families who have accessed help at CPL Booval since the office opened one year ago, and the office will celebrate their one year anniversary with a family fun day tomorrow.

From 11am-3pm, residents are invited to the CPL office at 44 Station Rd, Booval, to enjoy events such as face painting and a jumping castle and raise awareness of their services.

Entry is free and there will also be plenty of activities for adults to enjoy as well as the kids.

Visit cpl.org.au for more information.

Topics:  cerebal palsy league



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