Taking Flight: Soaring on Stage

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Medford, Ore. — A toddler who doctors said would never walk is doing that and much more.  In fact, she’s performing in a talent show.

Logos Charter School adopted Lila Gridley as their Sparrow.  The toddler has spina bifida.  After her first surgery at six months old doctors said not only would dancing be unlikely, so would walking.

Angela Gridley, Lila’s mom said, “Her diagnosis was she would never walk, and it hasn’t even been a year since she started walking, and she’s dancing and running and taking strides when she runs.”

That’s why when employees started planning for their yearly talent show, they thought to invite her to be part of it.  “We want to get her involved, we want her to feel loved by our school and by the kids that are ultimately making the difference,” said Cassie Zimmerer from Logos Charter School.

Lila’s mom said they feel the love, ” It’s been a huge healing opportunity for our family, all of the support and love that the school has given us.”