PHOENIX - Six years after being diagnosed with Hypotonia, or Floppy Baby Syndrome, a Valley girl is showing signs of improvement.
We first told you about Katie Murphy two years ago. She had just received stem cell treatment, which her parents hoped would give her a chance to walk.
“I was able to count 68 steps and I was like, 'She's doing soo good,'” said mom Amy Murphy.
Katie was six months old when she was diagnosed. Her parents say she started to make more progress when she got stem cell treatment from Duke University.
“Thank God we stored the cord’s blood, because I never thought Katie would be in the position to need it but we used half of it and thank God we have it,” said Paul Murphy.
In addition to the treatment, Katie spends hours receiving therapy to help her with her movement.
“It’s a slow process, so everyday we see something new. She’s walking, she now able to use a fork,” said Paul.
"It’s a miracle that she has come as far as she has. We didn’t know what to expect, but I always hope for the best.” Said Amy.
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