Kobi celebrates with a fund-raising ball

PROGRESS: Kobi Robbs with her mother, Nicole, at their home in Warners Bay.

PROGRESS: Kobi Robbs with her mother, Nicole, at their home in Warners Bay.

IT'S hard to believe the progress eight-year-old Kobi Robbs has made just months after starting her new therapy.

Kobi was diagnosed with cerebral palsy quadriplegia spasticity at 11 months of age. The condition affects her limbs and limits her movements.

However, her new therapy aims to drastically improve her motor control and better connect her brain with her body muscles.

In December last year she was learning how to sit up and roll over.

Now she's started taking steps in a walking frame by herself.

If all goes to plan, Kobi will be measured up for Therasuit Therapy in November, with her arms, legs and body connected by supportive bungee cords.

The eventual aim is for Kobi to walk by herself with minimal aid.

Kobi's mother, Nicole Robbs, said she was blown away by the progress Kobi had made, with Kobi now regularly participating in school activities such as yoga and softball.

In celebration of her progress, Kobi's family will host the Miracle For Kobi Fund-raising Ball in November.

As Therasuit Therapy is relatively new to Australia it is still quite expensive, with starting costs at $6800.

■ A Miracle For Kobi Fund-raising Ball will be held on Saturday, November 1, from 7pm. To purchase your ticket go to stickytickets.com.au/18517.

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