TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Samantha Curle showed her skills to us recently at the Regional Rehabilitation Center's playground.
It was part fun, part work as this teenager showed us what she's able to accomplish.
Inside, she got a bit more serious doing her weekly work with therapists.
Samantha's mom tells us her daughter had serious health problems early in life and it wasn't until later doctors discovered what ended up causing her to be unable to walk.
Sherry Curle said, "It's cerebral palsy. I had to look this up myself. I went back to nursing school at age 48 and did a paper. I found out cerebral palsy can occur at birth all the way up to three years old."
Samantha continues to battle her medical condition, which includes therapy at the rehab center that she must do both there and at home.
Therapist Brandy Evans said, "Whether it's laying down exercises, standing exercises or range of motion. That's very important for someone with cerebral palsy."
As for Samantha, she says she has a positive attitude about what she's doing there and the staff who's helping her improve each day.
Samantha Curle said, "Because it feels so good and I just want to walk like everybody else."
Sherry Curle said, "Being a single parent, financially and always, I can't explain [what the center means.] I fought for my daughter's life when she was two years old and I'm still fighting to this day."
And it's a fight the Regional Rehabilitation Center helps clients like Samantha with each and every day.