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Meet Presleigh, our 2013 Ambassador

Presleigh Brue, of Ottawa, daughter of Katie Knottek, turned three in 2013.  She 
was not reaching typical 1-year old milestones and in June, after a year and a half of various medical tests, Knottek was told her daughter had Rett syndrome.

Rett syndrome is a genetic neurological disorder, usually not apparent until after 6 to 18 months of otherwise normal development and results in delayed development that can lead to lifetime impairments. In Presleigh's case, she is unable to stand, walk or talk.

Presleigh first came to Easter Seals in January 2011 and has received physical, developmental, speech and occupational therapy.

Knottek fought back tears as she shared Presleigh's story and her gratitude to Easter Seals.

"Without Easter Seals I couldn't work and we're so pleased with the improvements since she's been here. We've been told that Rett Syndrome can be reversed so we're very hopeful," Knottek said.