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Angela Shows Off Her Strength On An Adaptive Bike

Angela shows off her strength on an adaptive bike

Angela’s story is one of rehabilitation and pushing the limits of what everyone thought was possible. When she first arrived at Shriners Children’s Philadelphia in November 2021, she had already received spinal surgery at another hospital immediately after she was in a plane crash over the Poconos in Pennsylvania. It was a waiting game to let her wounds heal and to see the outcome from the surgery. Her care at Shriners Children's Philadelphia has been rehabilitation for her spinal cord injury, focusing on muscle movement and gaining strength. Her first long term rehabilitation stay started in February of this year, and she’s had a few other stays and follow up appointments, including her most recent stay in July. She is now strong enough to ride an adaptive bike! Her mother, Sharon, beamed while showing the video on her phone, explaining they’ve been able to track her strength through how far she gets down the road on the bike each time.
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Speaker 1:

And go. Here we are at the start line. Here goes Angela. Going to be running behind you girl, see how far you can go. Oh, this is bad videoing. Go Angela, go. Pedal, pedal, pedal. Keep pushing. The road is flattening out now. Keep pushing, girl. Push those pedals. Push hard, push hard, push hard. Keep going, keep going. Keep pushing those pedals. Working so hard, keep pushing, keep pushing, keep pushing. Keep going, going, going, going, going. Push, push, push, push. Push hard, push hard, push hard. Push. Keep pushing. Keep pushing. Good job. Okay, so we made it to the edge of the dirt road in trial one.