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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Three-year-old Mikayla Mattson, with help from her physical therapist Sarah Gillespie, takes some steps on the Lite Gait machine. Mikayla has cerebral palsy and has attended Perham Health physical therapy for two years, after her adoption from Haiti.

Perham three-year-old makes strides in therapy sessions

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Three-year-old Mikayla Mattson is learning to walk - and loving it.

Amy and Todd Mattson, of Perham, adopted Mikayla from Haiti when she was 10 months old. Within a month of her move here, the young girl began a long journey of occupational and physical therapy to help develop her muscles, which are weak from cerebral palsy.


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