published Friday, April 25th, 2014

Cleveland toddler making remarkable strides after serious crash

Katie Barkley
Katie Barkley
Photo by WRCB-TV Channel 3 /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CLEVELAND, TN — A Cleveland toddler is proving doctors wrong just two months after a serious crash. Two-year-old Katie Barkley's story is one of remarkable strides to recovery. Doctors told her parents she'd be paralyzed for life, but Katie continues reaching milestones.

When the toddler first left for rehab in Maryland six weeks ago, she was barely moving her fingertips. Now she's doing more than anyone ever thought she could.

"There was so much negativity going around about how much progress she'd have," Katie's dad, Ryan Barkley, said from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore on Friday.

Read more at WRCB.

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