Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:35 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:35:34 GMT
The Alabama Department of Public Safety has issued a Missing Child Media Alert after a 2-month-old baby was allegedly taken by a 14-year-old girl early Monday morning from Birmingham. Police say 2-month-oldMore >>
Birmingham Police have confirmed that missing infant De'Anthony Kelly and his abductor, Dor'Sayde Gathright were located in Dallas, Texas Tuesday night, and were taken into custody without incident. More >>
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Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery. All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connectionMore >>
Four men are now in custody in connection with three home robbery incidents in Montgomery.
All four men, ranging in age from 27-years-old to 35-years-old have been charged with multiple felonies in connection with these incidents.More >>
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution...More >>
Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the...More >>
President Barack Obama's 26-hour whirlwind visit to Berlin caps three days of international summitry for the president, and marks his return to a place where he once summoned a throng of 200,000 to share his...More >>
Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50...More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 8:49 AM EDT2013-06-19 12:49:43 GMT
A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. The study by the Tax Foundation says federal funding accountsMore >>
A new study ranks Alabama 19th among in the states in the amount of federal funding that goes into the state government's general revenue. More >>
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
A device as big as an iPod is not only helping a Tri-State 7-year-old with cerebral palsy walk better, it's also helping re-teach his brain.
Zachary Brophy suffered a stroke while in his mother's womb, which doctors believe caused a mild form of cerebral palsy, resulting in a form of partial lower leg paralysis known as "foot droop." This paralysis has caused Brophy to be weak on his right side and to have an unnatural gait.
Recently, Brophy was fit with a device called a WalkAide, designed by Ted Ryder, a clinician at Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics. The device is worn around the calf, just below the knee, and it sends mild electrical currents to the muscle to help restore mobility.
The devices also helps re-teach Brophy's brain how to function normally. After turning the device off, Brophy has been able to take 300 "normal" steps as a result of using the device.
Tina Brophy, Zachary's mother, is thrilled with the progress he's made, and how easy using the device is. "Honestly I thought we were going to have a lot more challenges than we've had," she said.
This technology has been available for adults for some time, but was just approved for children this year.