Cerebral Palsy: Robert & Skye Anderson

Robert and Skye Anderson
twins with Cerebral Palsy

I’m writing this letter to tell you about my 8-year-old twins with Cerebral Palsy.

My son, Robert is in the 3rd grade at Lake Hamilton Elementary. He walks with polio crutches and he is somewhat delayed. He is such a happy child and fun to be around.

When we moved to Hot Springs from Texas he was 3 years old. He could only combat crawl and had very limited speech. We enrolled him into First Step School and within one year, they had him walking in a walker. He could say all sorts of things. By the second year he was using polio crutches.

When he graduated from First Step, he was able to push his twin sister’s wheelchair across the stage.

My daughter, Skye, is severely disabled. She is still enrolled in First Step in their school age program. She has come a long way. The road this far has not been easy but with the help of First Step teachers, therapists and nurses, my family has been helped many many times.

I recommend to families all the time to get their children into First Step…they will never be sorry they did.

-Debra and Robert Anderson